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Get Ready For Ragweed

Allergists are warning if you want to beat those unpleasant symptoms of hay fever, the time to act is right now. Most people aren't aware they should begin treatment before the ragweed season starts, reports Correspondent Dr. Michael Breen of WBBM-TV in Chicago.

A common over-the-counter medication many people use is called Nasalcrom. This anti-inflammatory drug is used by allergy sufferers to relieve allergy symptoms such as nasal congestion, but many make the mistake of waiting until its too late for it to be effective.

If you already know you have allergies nasal medication must be used as a preventive therapy, says Edward Lisberg, M.D.

Symptoms of hay fever include persistent itching of the eyes, nose, and mouth.

That yearly cold you may experiencing could be due to ragweed, says Dr. Breen. Pollen is released when the ragweed season begins on August 15th.

This is the time of year to be on the look out for allergy symptoms and begin taking medication regularly.

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