Spring like temperatures are on the way but that’s not all the season has to bring.
Dr. Susan Waserman, a clinical immunologist at McMaster University says for many people it also means water itchy eyes, a runny nose and congestion.
Based on what she’s seeing at her clinic, Waserman says age is not a factor when it comes to seasonal allergies.
“Now not unusual to see children as young as two and three having season allergies.”
The silver lining according to Waserman is that there are now more options for allergy sufferers.
“Intranasal steroid sprays, they work extremely well.”
“Most of them are by prescription with the exception of a newer one that is over the counter called nasacort.”
Waserman adds that allergy shots and tablets are also available.
If those don’t provide relief, the next step is to see your doctor.