WILMINGTON -- Pollen and mold... sniffles and sneezes... all signs that the spring allergy season is here again. The season change brings Leon and Florence Vernon to Allergy Partners of Coastal Carolina each year. Florence Vernon says in the spring she feels allergic to almost everything and Leon Vernon says with out his allergy shot when he wakes up in the morning, his eyes are stuck together. "I get drainage, eyes and throat burning and coughing. When I came in earlier I was coughing then I get my injections and I can tell almost immediately in almost five to 10 minutes some of the symptoms go away," said Florence. Doctors say there are many ways to get relief: from over the counter or prescription antihistamines, allergy shots, and nasal sprays to antibiotics. Doctors add that you should use antibiotics with caution. Dr. Alex Yip said, "If you use antibiotics for any drippy runny nose your going to over use them and when bacteria is exposed to antibiotics inappropriately they will develop resistance and it makes it harder to treat infections over time." Doctors say you can have tests done to identify what you're allergic to and knowing what's causing you to sneeze or itch is the best way to stop the suffering.
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