Top 3 Tips for Surviving Allergy Season

Congested noses, sore throats, and itchy eyes are some of the telltale signs you may be suffering from seasonal allergies.

Let’s face it April really has been one the cruelest month for allergy sufferers. A perfect mix of weather conditions has led to an extremely high amount of grass and tree pollen. Pollen and mold spore counts have hit all time highs around Raleigh and have begun to set off allergies in people that typically don’t have them.

The following list below explains the top 3 tips for surviving allergy season:

  1. Take off your shoes when you get home. Don’t bring outside allergens inside your home. Once inside they can cause your symptoms to act up. Prior to coming inside, remove your shoes and throw your clothes in the hamper and change into something else.
  2. Close your windows. When the weather is nice is is tempting to open your doors and windows to let in the fresh spring air, however if you suffer from tree or grass allergies you could be doing more harm than good.
  3. Wear a Mask when working outside. When working outside in your garden or yard, wear a surgical mask marked N95. This level of filtration can ensure that those allergens are less likely to cause issues.

If you or a loved one suffer from allergies,make an appointment to see Raleigh allergy specialist, Douglas Holmes, MD.