The nice weather means many of us want to get out and enjoy it, however it can be a very difficult time for those with allergies.
 
Flowers, pollen and dust can all trigger allergies in valley residents. Alberta Health Services have some simple suggestions to make dealing with allergies a little more bearable.
 
"When in your home, protect yourself by wearing a dust mask," stated Dr. Ifoema Achebe, Medical Officer of Health for the Central Zone. "If you're allergic to cleaning supplies, causing allergic reactions then try mixing those supplies with baking soda."
 
She also suggests using a weak bleach solution to remove mold.
 
"Stay indoors during peak pollen hours. Usually early to mid mornings are peak pollen hours," Achebe said. "Hot, dry and windy days can also spread pollen which can make allergy symptoms worse so watch out."
 
Achebe recommends ensuring your house is clean to help reduce dust and to replace the car air filter regularly.
 
Symptoms of allergies can include a runny nose, watery eyes, frequent sneezing and coughing. 

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