Spring is here; that means allergy season is too. Many of us get tired of itchy, watery eyes and sneezing from pollen in the air. There are several ways to stay healthy and avoid these issues.

Those who suffer from allergies should take over-the-counter meds like Claritin, Zyrtec or something generic that contains an antihistamine. The antihistamine will help control the usual allergy symptoms.

Avoid being outside for long periods of time, especially during high pollen days. If you are suffering from congestion, Sudafed or something similar should take care of that. Another thing you may also want to try is a saline spray to keep moisture in your nose if it becomes dry.

Itchy, watery eyes and a runny nose are not the only symptoms of allergies. Wheezing and coughing are too.

For those with asthma be sure to follow the doctor’s orders. According to the website Web MD those of you who are not sure if you have allergies, contact your local physician to get an allergy test to find out what needs to be done.

For those self conscious about runny noses and watery eyes, blow your nose in the restroom. Only blow your nose in the restroom or in the privacy of your room as a common courtesy. For those who suffer from watery eyes, it is recommend to dab them with tissue from time to time.

I do not recommend you rub your eyes as they could become infected by germy hands. Always wipe your eyes with tissue and find an over-the-counter allergy medicine that helps watery eyes and a runny nose.

Another method you can try is to avoid the triggers. According to Web MD, the first thing you should do is take your allergy medicine a week early so it will be in your system before allergy season gets worse. If you have to go outside try to cover your nose with a tissue and wear sunglasses to protect yourself from the pollen. Just because you do not see it, does not mean it is not there.

Some of the best and cheapest generic allergy medicines are Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) to help stop the congestion and drain the mucus. Cetirizine (Zyrtec) for itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing and it lasts for 24 hours. Loratadine (Claritin) also helps with these symptoms.