Summer is slowly winding down, students are headed back to the classrooms, and those unforgiving fall allergies are starting up again. If you haven’t already done so, you should prepare NOW for fall allergies. Recently, many of you have woken up to sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, or a runny nose. The biggest contributor to allergies during the fall is ragweed pollen, which is dispersed into the air during mid-to-late August. The wind, which can carry ragweed up to 100 miles from its source, can make every allergy season worst.
Here are some tips from Allergy Medical Group and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology to help you transition to the next season:
- Use the pollen count to plan out your day. Maybe instead of exercising outdoors, consider working out indoors during high pollen count days.
- Close house and car windows to keep pollen out.
- Clean areas within your home that may be exposed to pollen and other allergens, such as hallways near outside doors and windows.
- Place clothes that have been worn outside into the laundry right away, and remember to take regular showers to wash off pollen.
- See your allergist to plan which medications are best for you. Some medications need to be taken now for the best results.
Fight back the miserable runny and stuffy nose with Allergy Medical Group. Make your appointment now at one of our clinics to get help this allergy season, and we’ll see you at your next appointment.
About Allergy Medical Group: For almost 40 years, we’ve served the greater Sacramento area with allergy clinics in Roseville, Sacramento and Yuba City. We’ve earned a reputation in California’s capital for helping our patients find relief from even the toughest allergies. Thanks to our personalized treatment options, advanced diagnostic tools, and optimal and cost-effective therapy plans, we’ve had success treating both adults and children dealing with everything from allergic disorders to asthma and hay fever.
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