Airborne allergy symptoms include:

* Sneezing and stuffy nose
* Coughing
* Itchy eyes, nose and throat
* Dark circles under the eyes from sinus pressure
* Red, itchy, watery eyes

Basically, allergy symptoms are miserable. Other people might think that the allergy sufferer has a bad cold. The symptoms are almost identical. But allergic reactions to airborne allergens are not caused by cold viruses. There is no infection, and allergic reactions, unlike the common cold, are not contagious.

An allergy treatment plan needs to be formulated. The allergy sufferer should speak frankly with his or her doctor. They should discuss treatment and prevention options. Treatment options can include both over-the-counter and prescription medications. Prevention options can be a bit more difficult to find.

Living with allergies is not pleasant. Those of us who suffer from airborne allergies wish that we could be like those who do not have allergic reactions to common, everyday “stuff,” like pollen, pet dander, and mold spores. But washing does not solve the problem, and allergic reactions can, despite being altogether annoying, can actually be dangerous.

Some people have found relief in a homeopathic approach. What homeopathic tinctures do is introduce the body to a specific element, the very item you are allergic to. Tinctures are ingested through drops on the tongue. The theory is that over time the body naturally develops immunity to the very substance you are ingesting. It is not a fast instant solution but it can be fruitful as long as you know exactly what you are allergic to in the first place.

This approach is a natural solution for people who does not want to have to deal with common and equally annoying side effects that prescriptions can induce.

It is a known fact that if you ingest local honey you can build up immunities to the local flora as well as benefit from the antioxidants honey provides.

If you find that under certain situations you suddenly seem to have come down with a cold, it's a pretty good bet that you are suffering from an allergic reaction. Often you will not the plant responsible for the pollen or airborne allergen because the pollen has been taken over a distance.

You will notice that at certain times of the year like spring that your symptoms will flare up. If this is the case then a little research on the local flora may provide answers to the culprit.

Pollen allergies can be controlled by over the counter products but for the more severe cases your doctor can prescribe a more powerful medication.