Tips To Reduce Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Many of us look forward to staying in the sun and enjoying the great outdoors as the comforting warmth of spring and the refreshing breeze of summer approach. However, for those who suffer seasonal allergies, however, this time of the year can bring an unwanted guest, those unpleasant allergy symptoms. If you’re one of the many who suffering from sneezing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose during the spring and summer months, don’t worry; we’re here to help you. At Pharmedic Pharmacy in Calgary, our prescribing pharmacists are ready to provide you with valuable tips and expert advice on how to reduce those irritating seasonal allergy symptoms.

What are Seasonal Allergies? 

Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever, can be extremely discomforting. Is there any hope for relief? Absolutely. There are several methods to manage allergies both before and after they appear.

They occur only during specific seasons – particularly the spring, summer, or fall, depending on what the person is allergic to. During these seasons, trees, grasses, and weeds release little pollen particles into the air to fertilize other plants, causing allergy symptoms. People who are allergic to pollen have immune systems that treat these particles, known as allergens, as intruders and release chemicals, including histamine, into the bloodstream to defend against them. It’s the release of these chemicals that causes allergy symptoms.

What are the Tips to Reduce Seasonal Allergies?

Treatments for seasonal allergies start with avoiding irritants that cause symptoms. This can include using some of the tips listed above. Your doctor can also recommend over-the-counter or prescription medications to treat seasonal allergy symptoms. This can include nasal steroids and/or eye drops to help lessen eye symptoms.


  1. Identify Your Allergens: Before we can effectively manage your allergies, we must first determine what is causing them. Outdoor allergens such as pollen, grass, and bacteria can all cause allergies. Our prescribing pharmacists can provide personalized recommendations and solutions customized for your particular requirements by identifying the specific allergens affecting you.
  2. Keep an Eye on the Pollen Count: Keeping up to date on pollen counts in your area is critical for managing seasonal allergies. Our pharmacists can recommend reliable sources to assist you in tracking pollen levels, allowing you to plan your outdoor activities accordingly and take preventive measures to reduce exposure.
  3. Keep your Home and Car Pollen-Free: On high-pollen days, keep doors and windows closed. Stay inside, especially during afternoons and evenings when pollen levels are highest. Use air conditioning to cool your home, but avoid humidifiers.
  4. Clean off Outdoor Pollen Residues: After being outside on high-pollen days, shower to wash away pollen and put on clean clothes. Use saline nasal wash to help clear allergens from your nose.
  5. Know your allergies: A simple blood test or a skin test at the doctor’s office can identify what you’re allergic to. Identifying these allergens is important to developing an effective treatment plan.
  6. Consult Our Prescription Pharmacists: Ask your doctor about treatment options and follow that treatment plan. We are proud to have prescribing pharmacists at Pharmedic Pharmacy, allowing us to provide a unique level of care and knowledge. If your allergy symptoms worsen or stay the same, or if you’re looking for a more comprehensive allergy management plan, please contact our prescribing pharmacist. They can assess your condition and, if necessary, prescribe personalized allergy medications.
  7. Consider using Nasal Sprays: Pills alone may not offer sufficient relief for those grappling with the myriad symptoms of seasonal allergies. Nasal sprays, available in both medicated and non-medicated forms, play a crucial role in fighting congestion and post-nasal drip. Medicated nasal steroid sprays effectively reduce inflammation and swelling in nasal passages caused by allergies. This can make it easier to breathe. On the other hand, non-medicated saline sprays hydrate dry nasal passages and help to loosen mucus congestion.


Don’t let seasonal allergies ruin your spring and summer activities. Pharmedic Pharmacy in Calgary is your trusted partner in managing allergies. We offer personalized guidance, the right medications, and expert tips through our experienced prescribing pharmacists to help you reduce seasonal allergy symptoms and enjoy the beautiful seasons ahead. Contact us today to solve all your breathing issues! In terms of effectiveness, all of the newer over-the-counter allergy medications are considered equal. However, many patients find that one type works better for them than another, and many patients find that they must use different medications or try new types from year to year to relieve their symptoms.


Take a Breath of Relief with Pharmedic Pharmacy – Your Path to Seasonal Allergy Comfort Starts Here! Don’t hesitate to contact us for personalized guidance and expert advice.