It’s that time of year again: if you are one of the millions of Americans who experience sniffling, sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes come spring time, you have seasonal allergies. At Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson, we offer allergy treatments. For some, this involves getting regular allergy shots; for others, certain lifestyle changes may be sufficient. This is why it is important to come into Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson for a consultation. However, in the meantime, here are some steps you can take to cope with your seasonal allergies:
Reduce your exposure to allergens
One simple action to take is to stay away from allergens. While this is not always realistic, you can take steps to avoid them. For example, avoid going outside when it is dry and windy. The best time for allergy-sufferers is right after it has rained because it clears the pollen out of the air. Additionally, when you do have to go outside, wear a mask to protect yourself. Finally, after coming inside, shower and wash your clothes to rid yourself of allergens.
Monitor pollen counts
When the pollen count is high, it aggravates your symptoms. Therefore, watch pollen levels and forecasts so you can make smart decisions. For example, when you know the pollen count is high, close windows at night to avoid letting pollen into your home. You can also use this information to decide whether or not to take allergy medication before symptoms begin.
Improve your indoor air quality
Many people do not consider the impact that the air inside their home has on their allergies, but good indoor air quality makes a huge difference. When using air conditioning, follow a regular maintenance schedule. Vacuum often to trap any allergens that come in on your shoes. You may also consider using a dehumidifier to keep your indoor air dry.
When you need help with your seasonal allergies, Men’s Vitality Center in Tucson can help. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.