7 tips to tackle fall allergies

  • Take your medicine


    If avoiding the things that make you sneeze isn't enough, experts agree that over-the-counter antihistamines do a good job of controlling symptoms. Check with an allergist for advice on over-the-counter or prescription medications, inhalers, nasal sprays and eyedrops that may work for you.

    But here's a tip: Craig advises the best time to start is before symptoms like stuffy noses or itchy eyes kick in.

    "When you preempt the season you do much better than if you wait until you're already symptomatic," he says. "So you can get an idea when to start the medications based on the year before, when the pollens started to be identified on pollen counters."