The 411 On Allergy Tests

Friday, March 22, 2013 - 10:08am

You don't have to put up with seasonal suffering.

Spring is in bloom, spreading allergens into the air and tormenting those with allergies. So how do you know when it is time to undergo allergy testing? Plus, what medicines are the best to kick the congestion, sneezing and watery eyes?

All her life, Jill O'Quinn has lived with allergies.

"It's just very aggravating and I've pretty much, sad to say, just learned to live with it," she says.

But this year, O'Quinn decided enough was enough and brought her tissues and teary eyes to Dr. Brad LeBert and physicians assistant Jeffrey Daigle with Southwest Louisiana Ear, Nose and Throat.

"We see a lot of patients this time of year that are experiencing a lot of nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, frequent sneezing, coughing," says Dr. LeBert.

The culprit: pollen, trees and grasses - picking up with the warmer weather.

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