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Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) Fall allergy season is in full swing.
Doctors say an estimated 35 million Americans suffer from allergies
Leaving many asking, is there any way you can lessen your symptoms?
Coughing, the sniffles and itchy watery eyes?
All signs that you may be suffering from allergies.
Symptoms Shawna Smith knows all too well this time of year.
"Sagebrush when it started coming out the itchy nose, the itchy ears, the itchy feelings and of course the nasal congestion and it all started getting worse,” said Shawna Smith.
Doctor Gregory Wickern says this fall season has been interesting due to weather conditions.
The cooler temperatures and moisture in the air actually helped many idahoans.
"We often say the first good hard freeze will generally bring the late fall pollens to an end and it seems like it's slowly dropping on its own without a freeze yet,” said Dr. Gregory Wickern, Asthma & Allergy of Idaho.
There are many ways to combat the symptoms.
Doctors recommend getting an allergy shot, purchase over the counter products, or even a prescription.
The number one thing you can do is reduce outdoor activity.
"You can reduce your exposure which is always the first thing we recommend. If you use air condition in your car, you can recirculation and that will reduce some of the pollen exposure. Don't line dry your bedding that will collect pollen and then you will go to sleep with your pollen,” said Dr. Wickern.
Something smith does everyday reducing her time outside while taking medication.
"Medication, over the counter, and the nasal spray helps. I haven't started allergy shots yet."
Trying to lessen your symptoms while waiting for freezing temperatures to arrive.