The Madeleine Brand Show for April 11, 2012

How to soothe the symptoms of allergy season


Allergies are so pervasive this time of year, even Madeleine's cat, Jiji, isn't immune from the tell-tale red, watery eyes.

Spring has sprung. And so has allergy season. While most allergy sufferers are familiar with the reasons for their symptoms, namely the pollen released by plants, some may be wondering how to smooth their rocky ride through the changing seasons.

One option is helminthic therapy, which involves intentionally contracting intestinal parasites. This may not be for everyone, however.

KPCC producer Meghan McCarty shares a few less extreme tips on how to survive this allergy season.

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