Coping strategies offered for relief from summer allergens  Allergy sufferers can finally have some respite as springtime mountain cedars and tree pollens have generally subsided but summertime is here.

Dr. David Khan, associate professor of internal medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center, said limiting outdoor exposure during peak times, closing the windows, air conditioning, and mask wearing can help people avoid allergies to a significant extent.

Even though heat does not influence pollen amount in the air, it does stimulates the formation of ground-level ozone that can exacerbate symptoms of allergy.