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I have to agree with rebecanola. I find that each allergy season is a little different and I have to change meds. For fall I take Singulair, but for spring I have to switch to either Allegra or Zyrtec. Try another med instead of the one that's currently not working for you.
In addition, I got some of those medical masks and I'll wear them when the pollen is very thick so I don't get grass and pollen up my nose during my walk.
If you're still coughing and sneezing and you're on allergy medication (taking it regularly), then you could be on the wrong medication even if you've taken it before. You might even need an inhaler for the season. The medication that served me well last year was not working as well this year; my doctor suggested that I switch up medication and add a nasal spray. I did that and it's much better.
Have you seen an allergist? Maybe they could help get things straightened out?
Until then, maybe try doing workout DVDs inside until your allergies calm down. There are a lot of workouts you can do from the comfort of your own home.
Usually when my allergies bother me, I just push through and go for a run or walk anyways since I usually breath through my mouth anyways while doing those activites. I may not go as long or as fast but it feels good to just get out there and do it.
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