Could You Have Seasonal Allergies?
Your eyes itch and your head is pounding. You are tired all of the time. Your nose feels like it is on fire because it is red and raw. Add to that the fact that you just cannot seem to think straight and you may be dealing with seasonable allergies. Many people suffer from these allergies when the seasons are changing. It often is brought on by the budding of flowers and trees. Millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies. But, are you?
Common Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies
The most common symptoms of seasonal allergies are those of a cold. If you feel like you have a could at the start of spring, summer or fall, the most common time of the year for allergy sufferers to experience discomfort, then you could have this condition.
These symptoms often include:
- Runny nose
- Hay fever
What can you do if you are suffering from these types of allergies? The ultimately goal is to reduce the amount of exposure you have to the allergen, or the substance that you are allergic to. You can do this in the following ways:
- Try to stay indoors more often when it is very dry outside or very windy. These are the times when the most allergen material will be in the air.
- Don’t mow the lawn, pull weeks, or handle other types of gardening chores as these worsen your explore.
- Use a pollen mask when you have to outside when pollen counts are very high for the day.
- Wash your hands, skin and hair well after you have been outside for a long time especially before going to bed.
- Avoid hang drying your clothing outdoors.
And, Get Help
Many people who suffer from seasonal allergies do not know what type of allergens they are facing because they have not been properly diagnosed. Your first step, then, should be to visit an ENT to get an allergy test. This will identify which allergens are impacting you the first. It is then possible for you and your doctor to work out a treatment plan that can help you to minimize the amount of exposure you have. In addition, this will give you access to medications and treatments to reduce symptoms.
Call our offices today at 212-867-4813 and schedule an appointment for the best ENT in New York to get started on your path to allergy relief.