Tis the season for allergies

March 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Acupuncture News

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, it may not just be the season that is aggravating your allergies, making you sneeze and wheeze with the spring months. Your allergies may be in high gear because of a few simple mistakes you are making.
BDO recommends the tips below to prevent symptoms as allergy season kicks into high gear:
  • Don’t assume you realize exactly what you’re allergic to. A lot more than two-thirds of people who think their allergies only occur during the spring season actually have year-round allergies. An allergist New York can pinpoint the source of your allergy symptoms and recommend the best treatment.
  • Don’t buy over-the-counter medications before you know that they are able to alleviate your allergy symptoms. Consult an allergist to determine which treatment options are best for you. Immunotherapy using nasal spray or shots might even get rid of your allergies permanently.
  • Don’t wait until symptoms are full-blown to consider allergy medications. Before the spring allergy season starts, start taking a medication that’s worked for you in the past.
  • Do something to avoid allergy triggers. Experts claim that if you are allergic to pollen, for example, keep your windows closed, take a shower after being outside and avoid going out in the center of the day when pollen counts are highest.
  • If raw or fresh fruits or other foods aggravate your allergy symptoms-making you sniffle and sneeze, and your mouth, lips and throat get itchy-you may have oral allergy syndrome. This problem affects about one-third of seasonal allergy sufferers. While cooking or peeling these food types may help, it is advisable to consult an allergist.
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