Allergy Tracking Apps


SAN FRANCISCO (CNET) -- As we welcome spring and its warmer temperatures, fresh flowers and green on the trees, we also have to withstand itchy eyes, runny noses and a persistent cough.

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, instead of reaching for tissue in your back pocket, reach for your phone loaded with these handy allergy tracking apps.

Suffering from seasonal allergies? Start with Pollen.com's Allergy Alert, a free app for Androids and iPhones. When you give the app access to your current location, it pulls up the allergy forecast for that day, or a 4-day range. The scale ranges from 0 to 12. The app will also describe which kinds of allergens are most abundant in your area.

If you're looking for slightly more personalized information, download WebMD Allergy, another freebie for both types of phones. When you create a profile, indicate the allergies you have and you'll receive specific information and coping techniques on a daily basis. Also, set up alerts for when the allergy forecast reaches a certain level and keep track of your symptoms to chart patterns over time.

Finally, never forget to pop that allergy pill with the free iPhone app, Remind Me Prescriptions from Walgreens Drug Store. Besides being able to refill prescriptions at the tap of a button, you can set alarms to take your meds and even reminders for your weekly visits to your allergy doc.


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