Allergy Season is Here - What Can You Do About It?

Sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, itchiness... Sound familiar? The irritating symptoms of environmental allergies are not only common during the pollen-filled spring and summer months, but can also be seen year-round from exposure to dust and animal dander. An allergic reaction is essentially an inflammatory response from the immune system; the presence of allergens triggers our immune system to overreact, producing Immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies to protect the body from the allergens. Besides minimizing or avoiding exposure to allergens, what can we do to treat or prevent environmental allergies? Conventional medical treatments including antihistamines, decongestants, and corticost

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