If you're feeling a bit under the weather but you know for sure it isn't a cold- it could be allergies. Allergy season is in full swing in Texas and a lot of us are already feeling its wrath!

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Scratchy throat, itchy and watery eyes, coughing and non-stop sneezing are just a few symptoms of Cedar fever- which typically peaks in January and early February.

Here in the borderland, we begin to see some weeds sticking out that not only signal that spring is right around the corner, but that our allergies are also around the corner!

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According to the Austin allergy tracker here's when you can expect other allergens to appear:

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What to do when you have allergies in Texas

Experts say first and foremost, you're going to want to identify what your trigger is; is it pollen, or maybe dust? Of course you're going to want to get a tested by your primary care physician to come up with an individual plan.

Avoid your triggers as best as you can such as staying indoors during peak pollen and cedar fever season!

Antihistamines may also help you alleviate symptoms such as sneezing, itchy eyes and sore throats.

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Similarly, decongestants such as Sudafed and nasal sprays like Afrin help with nasal congestion. Irrigating the nasal passages with a Neti pot or similar rinse can also prove beneficial. You can find more tips here.

If you're like me, then in the past few years you've noticed that your allergies have probably gotten worse! Make sure you visit your doctor to find out how you can treat your allergies!

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