#1. Address Allergies Early

It is common for many people to be unaware that their symptoms are allergies rather than a cold.  This leads people to withhold from visiting the doctor or taking care of the symptoms appropriately.  Don’t wait until your symptoms are unbearable, because seasonal allergies can be treated!  If you need help determining if you’re symptoms are allergies or a cold click here.

#2. Keep Windows Shut

The spring weather often brings a nice breeze to keep us cool in our homes.  Unfortunately, if you leave your windows open, allergens can enter your home making your allergy symptoms worse.  This is a simple task that can help you manage those allergies.

#3. Medications

During this season, you will see many advertisements about allergy medications from nasal sprays to antihistamines. These medications often do well in managing your allergy symptoms but sometimes these medicines are not enough.  This is frustrating because you are doing all you can to control your symptoms.  Don’t worry! There is more that can be done to treat your allergies. Come see an allergist and they will make sure you get the right medications to finally control your allergies.

#4. Allergies and Asthma

Allergies and Asthma symptoms are usually connected, and treating one condition can help the other. If you are feeling that your asthma symptoms are acting up more than usual, it is best to continue to take your asthma medication.

#5. Pollen

Pollen is one of the major causes of seasonal allergies. Understanding what type of pollen you are allergic to is crucial in the treatment plan for your allergies.  Allergy testing can provide quick results about what pollen or allergen is causing a reaction.  Once you know what pollen is affecting your allergies, you can then try to avoid situations where you encounter that pollen.  Look on our home page for the daily pollen forecast.