Finally the daffodils — but pollen is on its way, as well — a vortex of pollen. I heard it yesterday — pollen is exploding because spring started so late. That means a lot of pollen all at once, and it is dubbed the pollen vortex.
Sheesh. Well, at least there are some things we can do. I haven’t had a really bad year in years, but this could be the one. An ABC News report suggested nasal sprays, even saline nasal spray can offer some help. Singulair was always one of my best defenses, and it is named as an effective medication. It is also known as montelukast. It is effective for allergies and asthma.
Oralair is a pill that dissolves under the tongue — a new one. It acts like allergy injections do for those allergic to grass pollen. Here’s the news from the FDA. It must be given at the physician’s office for the first try, and the FDA says it needs to be taken four months in advance to be totally effective. I think we might all be late on this one. Other drugs include over-the-counter antihistamines or steroids — not a fan of that idea, but if allergies make you miserable — there is help out there. Here’s hoping it won’t be a wicked-bad allergy season. So hippity hoppity — sunshine and Easter are on the way.