Most people think their allergy symptoms will stop at the end of spring (April or May). Sadly for them, allergy symptoms can last in to late fall. However, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Below are four ways you can beat your allergy symptoms, and stay well all year:
1. Pollen counts
Tracking outdoor allergens is an easy way to manage your allergy symptoms. Before you step outside, check the pollen count. The Weather Channel’s Allergy tracker is a great tool, it provides a daily forecast on pollen counts, mold counts, and the air quality in your area.
2. Change indoor air filters
When was the last time you changed your air filter? Good indoor air quality relies on regularly changed air filters. Poor indoor air quality can cause common symptoms such as irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, fatigue, and difficulty staying focused. Set a reminder to change your indoor air filter every three months.
3. Allergy test
Do you know what you’re allergic to? Have you considered an allergy test. Allergy tests can determine the exact cause of your irritation. Once you know what you’re allergic to, you can treat your allergy symptoms correctly.
Don’t suffer through your allergies, visit an ENT physician or a primary care doctor to discuss which treatment options are best for you. Daily medication or breathing treatments may be recommended.
Premier Medical understands staying indoors due to allergies is never fun. Get your allergy symptoms under control, make an appointment to visit an ENT physician at Premier Medical.