Those who suffer from allergies can’t get a break. University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Dr. Jill Poole is an allergist and says those sensitive to pollen have been suffering for months.
Dr. Poole says tree pollen started in January. Grass pollen just started about a week-and-a-half ago in Nebraska and that typically sticks around until the end of June. She says there really isn’t a magic cure for allergies.
Dr. Poole says, “If you are talking about a steroid shot, I typically don’t recommend them because of the long term side effects of those types of medications. I recommend a more prescription approaches like allergy desensitization shots which are a lot of shots over a period of time.”
Another option is to visit your local drug store. Dr. Poole says there are several long lasting antihistamines available over-the-counter that do an excellent job controlling symptoms. She says there are also several good nasal steroid sprays now available without a prescription.