Spring Allergies

April 23, 2008 1:35:16 PM PDT
Allergy season will soon be upon us. Dr. Laura Rogers, allergy and asthma specialist, shares some tips in dealing with seasonal allergies.
  • Begin allergy medication prior to the start of the season.
  • Know what your allergies are, so you know when your season begins, and you can treat them properly.
  • Watch pollen counts so you know when your allergies are more active.
  • Avoid allergens as much as possible. If you are allergic to grass, do not mow the grass. If you are allergic to mold, do not rake the leaves.
  • Avoid early morning exercise outdoors during your season since pollen counts are higher from 5am to 10am.
  • Shower and wash your hair before bed time to minimize nighttime symptoms.
  • Stay indoors on hot, dry, windy days since this tends to elevate pollen counts.
  • Keep the windows closed and use the A.C.
  • Allergy shots can get rid of your allergies.
  • If your symptoms are severe or not controlled with medications consider a trip to the beach during peak season.
Dr. Laura Rogers
Allergy and Asthma Specialist
233 E Erie #810
Chicago, IL 60611
312-867-7450
www.allergychicago.net

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