During the fall season, New England becomes one of the most scenic places in the country. However, the pollen can cause your allergy symptoms to run wild. No one looks forward to being stuck inside the house. Below are three of the top tips for allergy sufferers to keep in mind.
Take Your Allergy Medications
Symptoms of fall allergies include stuffy, runny, itchy nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, wheezing, coughing,and headache. Take your allergy medications before exposing yourself to the pollen-filled environment. The medication will give you an extra sense of security. It is a good idea to start taking your allergy medication as soon as possible because many allergy formulas take a while to build up in the bloodstream. It is also a good idea to consult your doctor. Not all allergy medications work for every person.
Breathe Through Your Nose
Try to breath through your nose when walking outside during the fall. Your nose will filter particles from the air, helping you when you encounter leaf piles and dust. If your are outside doing lawn work, rakingleaves not only stirs up pollen that has settled on the dead leaves, but it also stirs up mold, the other common fall-time allergen. If needed, do not hesitate to wear a bandana or mask.
Check The Local Forecast
Check out your local forecast to find out the current pollen levels. Extra pollen can get stirred up on windy days. You should dress appropriately for the weather conditions. On colder days, always bundle up. You can use a scarf to shield your mouth and nose from potential irritants. Unfortunately, you may have to reschedule your outdoor activities if pollen levels are extremely high.
Do You Suffer From Seasonal Allergies?
If you suffer from allergies and have a hard time getting your sneezing and sniffling under control, contact Ear, Nose & Throat of Fairfield today at 203-259-4700.