Raw vegetables may trigger your spring allergies

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on March 27, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Thanks to a mild winter, the allergy season has already arrived and it's hitting hard. If you suffer from allergies, you might need to watch what you eat, because certain foods could make your allergies worse.

Identifying the allergens that affect you is the first step to treatment. Doctors test allergens such as grasses, trees, molds, weeds, and pets.

In addition, some raw produce can trigger the same allergies.

If you find that produce makes your allergies worse, you don't have to stop eating. Just cook the food.

Many people opt for an allergy shot to treat their symptoms. Doctors give patients very small doses of the trigger allergens to build up the allergic response. Shots are administered once a week for three to six months.

For a short-term solution, neti pots can also clear up some discomfort.

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