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Allergy Season Arrives, Ways to Cope

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- With Tuesday's spring-like weather, if you are an allergy sufferer you are probably worried your sneezing and sniffling will soon start.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says about 40 million Americans have indoor and outdoor allergies. That cause is mostly due to trees, grass, mold and dust mites.

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News talked to a local nurse who said there are ways you can protect ourselves during the change of seasons.

"You want to wear masks if you're outdoors mowing the lawn keep the windows closed run the air conditioner change your filters on a regular basis inside your house," Fred Sesti, a nurse practitioner, said.

To prevent making allergies worse some experts recommend changing clothes when getting home, leaving shoes outside and perhaps even showering to wash out the hair.