Smart Woman - Spring Allergy Secrets

Published 05/06 2013 07:23AM

Updated 05/14 2013 10:27AM

Around 60-million Americans have seasonal allergies, but did you know that parts of your everyday life could make symptoms flare up? It's not pretty, but seasonal allergies affect people every spring. Here are some tips to get some relief from the runny nose and red eyes:

1. Cut back on pool time. A recent study found teens who spend more than one-hundred hours in a chlorinated pool were 3 to 7 times more likely to develop hay fever. 

2. Limit the alcohol. The bacteria and yeast found in alcoholic drinks can cause the body to make histamines, the chemicals responsible for things like itchy eyes and stuffy noses.

3. Relax! Stress can cause allergies to act up. According to a study by the ohio state university, people had more symptoms after taking an anxiety-inducing test.

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