If you’re prone to seasonal allergies, you may suffer from a range of symptoms in the fall and winter. Fall and winter allergies are common, but can make it difficult to comfortably get through the day.
Thankfully, there are many ways to overcome allergy symptoms throughout the fall and winter. Here are our top tips:
Shut Windows and Doors To Keep Out Ragweed
Ragweed runs rampant in Florida and throughout the U.S. during the fall and winter. Pollen from ragweed is a common allergen that can cause sneezing, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and other hay fever symptoms.
To keep ragweed pollen from getting into your home, try to keep windows and doors closed. This tip is especially important when it’s windy or when pollen counts are high.
Frequently Wash Clothing and Bedding
Fall and winter allergens can stick to clothing and bedding. This may exacerbate your symptoms throughout the day and while you sleep. So, regularly launder clothing and bedding in hot water to eliminate potential allergens.
Take Care of Your Immune System
Keeping your immune system strong throughout the fall and winter can help reduce allergy symptoms. Getting plenty of sleep each night, eating a nutrient-rich diet, and effectively managing stress are excellent strategies for optimal immune health.
Consider Allergy Shots and Medications
If you continue to struggle with allergy symptoms despite at-home treatments, you may want to consider allergy shots or medications. Both over-the-counter and prescription medications are available to alleviate allergy symptoms.
Allergy shots are a long-term treatment for people struggling with allergic asthma, allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and related problems. They can provide lasting allergy relief, even after you’ve had your last shot.
At ENT Associates, we offer a range of allergy treatments including allergy shots, avoidance therapy, pharmacology, and sublingual therapy. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!