By: Community Health Associates
Runny nose, sneezing, congestion, and red, watery eyes…sound familiar? If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms, know that you’re not alone! These are all symptoms of seasonal allergies, and if you live in Connecticut you’ve experienced these symptoms at least one time or another in your life. Seasonal allergies are one of the most common medical problems, and they affect an estimated 50 million Americans. Here are a few tips to help you reduce your exposure to those pesky allergens, and start feeling better:
- Keep the windows closed, especially on windy days, and turn your air conditioner on.
Wear a facemask:
- If you have to do any gardening or yard work, protecting your face from allergens by wearing a facemask is always helpful. The Home Depot sells a variety of great masks that serve this exact purpose, including this one for only $14.
Shower and wash your hair:
- Especially before you get into bed at night. This way you remove any pollen that collected on your hair and skin during the day. If your symptoms are bothering you throughout the day and you can’t wait until the end of the day to shower, then splash your face with clean water to remove any pollen from your nose hair or eyelashes.
Clean your filters:
- Make sure the filters in your air conditioner have been replaced recently. Also, clean your filters regularly to avoid any build up of dust and allergens.
If you’re still experiencing symptoms of mild to severe seasonal allergies, than it’s time to book an appointment here at Community Health Associates in Newtown, CT. Dr. Modwel, Cheryl Rosenthal APRN, and Michele Young APRN are all very experienced in treating patients with seasonal allergies, and they’d be happy to get you on the right track to recovery!