For many people the arrival of spring is a time for celebration marking, as it does, the end of winter and the coming of summer. But for the 50 million Americans with allergies, spring heralds the arrival of pollen and a long season of misery. However, this year, there is hope. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) has teamed up with Rite Aid to bring help to allergy sufferers.
Visitors to www5.riteaid.com/health/allergies can:
- learn about allergens
- download a free allergy relief guide
- sign up for email, iTunes or cell phone alerts on daily pollen levels
- take advantage of rewards programs and savings on allergy products
- create a personal, customized guide for managing allergies
Rite Aid’s focus on allergy awareness is part of its yearlong commitment to health and wellness.
Additional resources for allergy sufferers can be found on the AAAAI website including an allergist locator, a pollen monitoring database and The Virtual Allergist, an interactive tool to help patients better understand their symptoms before consulting with a board-certified allergist.
Whether you suffer from allergies, treat allergy sufferers, or manufacture allergy relief products, SRxA’s Word on Health would love to hear your tips for coping with spring allergy season.