Two weeks ago, I knew that spring was on its way, because I was the one in the office who was starting to cough, and sneeze, and sniffle. Ahhhh, spring allergy season is here. I get a lot of questions from my patients about how to deal with spring pollen. And, is there anything else other than medications that people can take? Here are my five tips to help you during this spring allergy season.
Tips for Spring Allergy Season
Monitor Pollen Counts: In addition to television and radio reports, there are many great smartphone apps out there now that keep track of tree pollen and grass pollen
Keep windows and doors shut at home and in your car during allergy season
Beware of Spring Evenings: Spring pollen levels, like that of tree pollen and grass pollen have highest counts in the evening. Meanwhile, the ragweed pollen in the fall, is highest in the mornings.
Take a shower, wash your hair, and change clothes after working or playing outdoors
Take Allergy Meds: Some people take pills, some take nasal sprays, and some need allergy shots. Work with your physician to see what the best medication treatment is best for you.