|Spring is just around the corner! For most of us, that means bright sunshine, singing birds and flowering blooms. But that lovely weather also means seasonal allergies will be blooming. For an estimated 8 million Canadians, spring brings coughing, sneezing, a runny nose, itchy eyes and feeling downright miserable. More than 55 percent of those who suffer from seasonal allergies report that their allergies cut into their productivity—including missed days at school and work, and having to avoid the great outdoors altogether. Unfortunately, there is no cure for seasonal allergies. However, that doesn’t mean help isn’t within reach.|
For some, seasonal-allergy relief tips can be used in tandem with prescribed medications and treatments. This e-newsletter will discuss several measures you can share with your patients to help them survive seasonal allergies.
Imprint these and other allergy survival tips on a Tissue Cup or magnetic notepad and send patients on their way, armed for seasonal-allergy survival. Although there’s no cure, remedies are within reach!
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