If you're one of the millions who suffer from springtime allergies every year, you might be surprised to learn you may be aggravating your own misery.
The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology has issued an alert for people to look out for five things that can aggravate suffering:
* Fruits and vegetables
* Air filters
* Spring breezes
"People with spring allergies often don't realize how many things can aggravate their allergy symptoms so they just muddle along and hope for an early end to the season," said Dr. Myron Zitt, past president of the ACAAI.
But there's no reason to suffer, Zitt said. A few simple changes in habit and treatment can actually make springtime a much more enjoyable season.