97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Fall Allergy Season is Here

Aired 9.20.2018

Fall is a beautiful time of the year here in southwest Michigan.  The leaves are changing, the apples are delicious, and the pumpkins are ready for picking.   One downfall, allergies.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute briefly discusses the symptoms of fall allergies and what you can do at home to eliminate some of the symptoms.

Fall Allergy Symptoms

  • Watery, itchy, or irritated eyes
  • A runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion
  • A headache
  • Dry or itchy throat

Things You Can Do

  • Put your glasses on rather than wearing contacts.  If you must wear your contacts, be sure to clean them more often.
  • Use a cold compress on your eyes to settle itchy or irritated eyes.
  • Close the windows on windy or high pollen level days.
  • Wipe down your pets when they come inside to remove allergens from their coat or fur.

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 a.m. on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.