Spring vs. Fall Allergies: What’s the Difference?
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- Runny or stuffy nose
- Watery eyes
- Itchy eyes and nose
- Itchy skin
- Keep Outdoor Allergens Out: In theory, fresh spring air should be a treat. But for allergy suffers it can be a nightmare. Protect yourself by keeping doors and windows shut, especially during the day. One breeze can bring countless pollen grains into your home.
- Check Fans and Filters: Fans, air conditioners, and vacuum cleaners often hold and circulate dust mites, pollen, and other allergens. Wipe down fan blades and change air conditioner and vacuum filters, regularly. Invest in a HEPA (High-efficiency Particulate Air) filter, which is specifically designed to rid the air of irritants.
- Visit an Allergist: An allergist/ immunologist is a medical professional trained to identify and treat allergies or immune disorders. They conduct tests to determine what you’re allergic to and the best way to help. Popular treatment options are antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal sprays.