Dispelling the urban allergy legend: the city's concrete jungle is no refuge for seasonal allergy sufferers Saint John NB

Spring and summer can be miserable for the six million allergy sufferers in Canada. Think city dwellers have it easier than their rural counterparts? ...

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Dispelling the urban allergy legend: the city's concrete jungle is no refuge for seasonal allergy sufferers

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(NC)-Spring and summer can be miserable for the six million allergy sufferers in Canada. Think city dwellers have it easier than their rural counterparts? Think again.

While influences such as smog may indeed play a role in triggering allergies for city dwellers, the trees commonly planted in public urban spaces can also affect seasonal allergy sufferers. When considering landscape strategies for public spaces, urban planners often gravitate toward "litter-free" trees - that is, plant life that generates little or no seeds or fruits. While these choices result in cleaner sidewalks and less maintenance, they may also produce more pollen, which triggers allergies. In rural areas, there is a more natural balance among the pollen levels of the various trees.

For many allergy sufferers, summer in the city has become unbearable. To get through those busy workdays and the lazier, hazier days of summer, try incorporating these helpful tips into your lifestyle:

• Snooze soothes: If you can, avoid the outdoors in the morning when pollen levels are at their highest.

• Stay sterile: Keep your work and home environment their cleanest with regular dusting, vacuuming, and mopping to wipe away residual pollen that may have accumulated indoors and aggravate allergy symptoms.

• Filter swap: Be sure to change your air conditioner filter every 90 days to reduce the accumulation of allergy triggers.

• Wash away weariness: Remember to wash your hair and body when you arrive home. Doing so prevents pollen from finding its way onto your sheets, pillows, couches and carpets.

• Clothes call: Keep your clothes as free from allergens as possible. Avoid drying your clothes outside during high pollen times, especially early morning and early evening.

While you may not be able to avoid the city's high pollen levels, you can take greater control of your allergies. For anyone with moderate to severe allergy symptoms, the above lifestyle adjustments may not be enough to keep allergies at bay. With a wide variety of both over the counter and prescription options for treating allergies, it can be difficult to know which treatment is right for you. Since many people suffer from both irritated eyes and nose, the best treatment may need to address both. Talk to your doctor to learn about new options for treating your seasonal allergy symptoms.

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