Know When to See a Doctor
Because seasonal allergies can lead to sinus infections and affect asthma, if you can’t get your symptoms under control, it may be time to see a doctor. Your physician can test for particular allergies and develop a more complete picture of the issues you’re experiencing. Also, he or she can prescribe, if necessary, prescription-strength medications or develop a regimen of immunotherapy (such as allergy shots) to help relieve the current symptoms and potentially prevent those same symptoms from showing up next year.
With a little planning and some easy preventative measures, you can still enjoy the natural beauty of spring and its warmer weather, even if you’re prone to season allergies. However, you may want to avoid stopping and smelling the roses, at least until you’ve taken your meds.