Are Allergy Meds Still Working Against Severe Symptoms?
have warned central Virginia
residents that this year's allergy season will be more severe than the last.
Since 2006, they have been correct, and now, many allergy sufferers are asking
if medications have been able to keep up with worsening symptoms.
2006, Dr. William Hark has told 8News viewers repeatedly that each year's
allergy season was worse than the last. This year is no exception; Richmond even ranks as
one of the worst towns for allergy sufferers.
symptoms are becoming progressively worse, are medications improving rapidly
enough to effectively treat them? Dr. Hark says yes.
"In fact in the last few
years we've gotten some good medicines that are now over the counter, that
before you had to have a doctor's prescription," he says.
known as allergy shots) have also improved to combat severe allergy symptoms,
Dr. Hark notes.
For additional fighting
power against allergies, Dr. Hark recommends taking frequent showers and