If you suffer from allergies you know that even a little bit of time outdoors on a high pollen count day can wreak havoc on your eyes and sinuses. However, if you make just a few adjustments to your routine and do a little bit of careful planning you can make this allergy season a little easier.
1. Plan Around Pollen Count
With technology all around us, it has never been easier to stay up to date on pollen count. There are websites as well as smartphone applications that can help you stay one step ahead of your allergies. Once you have the ability to check what allergens are in the air, you can plan your days to accommodate your allergies. For example, if the pollen count is particularly high for your specific allergen you may want to move your outside workout indoors on a particularly heavy day.
2. Keep Your Home Allergen Free
I think everyone can agree that starting your day with a stuffy nose is less than ideal. This usually stems from your home and bedroom not being allergen friendly. During allergy season, it’s best to keep your windows closed and rely on air condition to keep your house cool or the air circulating rather than letting allergens in. In addition to keeping allergens from coming in the windows, using special allergen-proof bedding can help lessen the chance for dust mites to get into the fibers of your sheets and pillow cases.
3. Get a Treatment Plan
If your allergies are severe and you want to have fewer allergy interruptions, seeing your ENT specialist for a customized allergy treatment plan will be the best way to better manage these issues. Your ENT specialist can provide testing, allergy injection and oral drop treatments to help you better manage your symptoms. Having answers and real solutions to manage your allergies can be life changing.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are in the Tuscaloosa area and are suffering from allergies, call our office today to set up a consultation with one of our specialists. We look forward to helping you better manage your allergies and get back to enjoying the nice weather. For more information, visit our blog.