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Spring Allergies are Here
What you should know, and what you can do, about Allergies
Spring is a wonderful time of the year for many but allergy suffers often struggle to find any joy. This spring, in particular, the trees and grasses have produced extremely high pollen counts and allergy sufferers are on alert.

Many people with no known prior history of allergies are finding themselves dealing with an unexplained runny nose, congestion, or inexplicable fatigue. For others, the symptoms seem like a "cold" that won't go away. According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, there are an estimated 50 million Americans impacted by allergies. Typically the Washington DC area is ranked high in regions with bad allergies.

When counts are particularly bad, avoiding exposure may be the best option. Look at to check out your area to look ahead at the various allergens and their counts.Other things to consider are regular nasal saline to irrigate out the allergens. There are now many medications used to treat allergies from non-sedating antihistamines, like Claritin, Allegra or Zyrtec, to nasal steroid sprays or leukotriene inhibitors (e.g. Singulair).

Here are additional things to consider:

If you find yourself struggling with obvious allergy symptoms, or you have noticed fatigue, problems sleeping, congestion or hoarseness over the past 4-6 weeks without explanation, consider alergies as a cause. As always, feel free to contact your EHS physican to discuss.

Yours in health,
EHS docs

Golfing for a Good Cause
This is the first annual golf fundrasier to raise money for the Chantilly Soccer Club. It is Friday, May 13th at the South Riding Golf Club. More information can be found at:

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