Seasonal Allergies, Temple Texas

Tips for Alleviating Symptoms During Treatment

For some patients, during the course of treatment, symptoms of seasonal allergies can occur while they are building allergic tolerance. To help get you through the allergy season, here are some tips and tricks to keep your symptoms under control during the high pollen allergen seasons.


Medications and Remedies

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    • NASAL SPRAY & DECONGESTANTS - Over the counter nasal sprays and decongestants can help to alleviate your stuffy nose. You can also try a saline nasal rinse, like a neti pot, to clear out the sinuses.

ANTIHISTIMINES

    • ANTIHISTIMINES - Antihistamine medications, such as Claritin and Alavert, can help with itchy, watery eyes and the sniffles. It may be a good idea to take these in the morning before you go outside.

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    • SALT WATER Gargling salt water can help to alleviate a dry, itchy throat. Try using 1/2 to 1/4 teaspoon of salt for every 8 ounces of warm water.

When Inside

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    • TAKE OFF SHOES - When you enter the house, take your shoes off to keep outdoor allergens from being spread throughout your home.

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    • CLOSE WINDOWS - If you are able, try using the A/C instead. This helps to keep the pollens from coming inside and traveling throughout the home.

DEHUMID

    • USE A DEHUMIDIFIER - If you suffer from mold allergy, using a dehumidifier will help to reduce mold growth in your home by removing moisture from the air.

HEPA FILTERS

    • USE HEPA FILTERS - Using HEPA filters in your vacuum and air filters will help to trap pollens that may be floating around in your home.

When Outside

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    • PROTECTIVE GEAR - If you are doing chores outside, wearing a mask and sunglasses can help to keep pollens out of your eyes and mouth.

AVOID DRY WINDY

    • AVOID DRY, WINDY DAYS & MORNINGS -This is when pollen levels are the highest. If you plan on exercising, wait until later in the day.

POLLEN

    • POLLEN COUNTS - Check your daily pollen counts if you’re going to be outdoors. You may want to take medications to reduce symptoms.

WASH UP

    • WASH UP! - Washing your hands and face will help to clean any pollens you may have gathered outside. It may also be a good idea to wash your clothes as soon as possible after outdoor tasks and activties.

Call Temple Allergy Clinic in Temple Texas today at (254) 778-6475 to determine which allergy treatment options is right for you or request an appointment online.