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Researchers saw a protective effect against severe asthma for those who ate fruit at least three times a week.

Some allergists recommend antihistamines, decongestants, inhalers and nasal sprays, alone or in combination. Sometimes, patients also receive allergy shots, which last longer than oral medications.

The good news, according to Dr. Erinn Gardner, an allergist with the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic, is that treatment is available for allergies.

“Typically it’s tree pollen that will trigger symptoms during the springtime and definitely grass pollen can cause an issue during the spring as well,” Gardner said in a recent interview.

“If your symptoms are relatively mild in nature, it’s just a small amount of runny nose, sneezing or itchy eyes, it’s certainly fine to try an over-the-counter antihistamine.”

“If your allergies are more serious, it’s a good idea to get to the doctor.”

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