How to Deal with Spring Allergies

For many of us, spring is the time to be outdoors and rejuvenate from the winter season making it difficult if you are someone who suffers from allergies. Spring is a prime time for allergies in Texas due to the overwhelming release of pollen from trees, oaks, and grasses. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has even ranked the state of Texas in the top 35 most challenging places to live with spring allergies.

Surviving Spring Allergies in Texas

Suffering from springtime allergies can cause varying symptoms that may damper one's quality of life. From runny noses, asthma, and sneezing, common allergic symptoms during the spring are extremely common. Using over-the-counter decongestants and nasal sprays is a good way to relieve symptoms, as well as antihistamine medication including Zyrtec and Claritin.

Cleaning your home and eliminating any risk of dust is just as important. Dust can get easily hidden in feather pillows, down blankets, venetian blinds, and wall-to-wall carpeting. Ensuring a purified home can help combat arising symptoms.

Some helpful tips to combat spring allergies include:

  • Try to stay indoors when pollen counts are highest (midday-afternoon)
  • Use air conditioning and close your doors and windows inside your home
  • Frequently clean air filters throughout your home
  • Ensure your using a HEPA air purifier
  • Wear a mask when doing outside chores such as watering plants and mowing the lawn

Common Allergens

The tree pollen count is very high in Irving, Texas, so knowing which allergens to avoid is important to combat possible symptoms. Because pollen is an airborne allergen, it makes it easier to spread when wind passes over. Some of the most common tee pollen creators include:

  • Oak
  • Cedar elm
  • Pine
  • Ash
  • Pecan
  • Elm

If you need additional help or resources and still are suffering from your spring allergies, please don’t hesitate to contact our compassionate team at Academic Medical Associates for a consultation. We can help find comprehensive solutions to manage your allergic symptoms.

For more information, call our office in Irving, TX, at (972) 445-9515 or contact us online today.