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Allergic rhinitis causes symptoms of sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose. But
you can control these symptoms with medicine and by avoiding the things that
cause them (allergens). If you are allergic to outdoor allergens,
such as pollen and mold, you don't have to give up an outdoor life. You just
need to know when and how to take precautions.
By taking these
precautions, you may have fewer or less severe symptoms.
The following steps can help you
avoid pollens. These tips can help you even if you don't know what type of
pollen you are allergic to. If you do know, you can fine-tune them for that
type of pollen.
Mold may cause allergies that get worse
in damp weather. Mold also produces spores that move around in outdoor air
during warmer months. To avoid contact with mold spores:
June 17, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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