Living with seasonal allergies

With the coming of spring and warmer weather, this is the time of year for seasonal allergies. Nasal congestion, watery eyes, runny nose and sneezing are the symptoms most commonly found in people suffering from seasonal allergies.

What are seasonal allergies?

An allergy is an excessive reaction by the immune system to a substance that it perceives as alien. This alien substance is known as an “allergen.” In its presence, the body releases histamine, which causes unpleasant symptoms (which is why people with allergies take antihistamines).  Pollen is the allergen that causes seasonal allergy. In Canada, ragweed is the leading source of pollen. That is why allergies appear periodically, mainly in spring and summer.

Seasonal allergies go by several other names, including allergic rhinitis, seasonal rhinitis, and hay fever. About 20 to 25% of Canadians suffer from allergic rhinitis – you’re not alone!

Learn more about symptoms, prevention, healthy tips about allergies by downloading our guide to survive seasonal allergies!

SABALIA – Don’t let allergies ruin your life

Don’t let seasonal allergies ruin your life (and the warmer weather), some solutions exist. Boiron Canada offers Sabalia, a non-drowsy homeopathic medicine that does not contain antihistamines or pseudoephedrine.

Sabalia relieves symptoms caused by seasonal allergies (hay fever or pollen) and environmental allergies (dust, mold and pet hair). At the first sign of allergy symptoms, such as a runny nose or scratchy throat, sneezing, or itchy or watery eyes, take Sabalia! Don’t miss out on summer – it comes only once a year!

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This homeopathic medicine may not be right for everyone. Always read and follow the label.