The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and you can’t stop blowing your stuffy nose?? If you thought your allergies were going to disappear with the end of the spring and onset of summer, guess again! Most people might think spring and fall are “allergy seasons,” but allergies can be triggered all year round. During the summer, molds and dust can continue to cause very significant allergy symptoms.
In the spring, the pollens from budding trees and grasses can be blamed for your typical allergy symptoms. Summer allergens, on the other hand, are caused largely by growing mold, which thrives in the humid environment. This leads to irritating symptoms, such as a stuffy nose, mucus in the nose and throat, frequent headaches, breathing through the mouth rather than the nose, plugged ears, itchy through, and sometimes a lack of sleep.
Hydrate! In addition to drinking lots of water, you should eat foods with high water content. This includes, tomatoes, cucumbers, and watermelons. Consuming fresh fruits and vegetables is a healthy way to avoid the symptoms of allergies and there are lots of fresh and delicious varieties available in the summer.
Air conditioners or dehumidifiers are an effective way of lowering indoor humidity, which can cause indoor allergens; however, it is important to change air conditioner filters monthly. It is also important to keep track of pollen counts and keep doors and windows closed during times of high pollen counts.
It makes sense to dry laundry outdoors during summer, but floating pollen in the air can attach itself to your clothes, towels, and bedding. Dry laundry indoors instead. Decrease the chemical load in your home by using only natural, unscented cleaners, perfumes, shampoos, laundry soap, and household products. Avoid anything with strong noxious odors, such as ammonia, and air fresheners and other products that produce particulates.
The more items there are in your home that can collect dust, the more likely you are to have allergic reactions. I’m talking about that shell collection from your last vacation!! Keep your bedrooms uncluttered, and in particular, for children, avoid too many stuffed animals on the bed. They can harbor a lot of dust!
Catalyst Medical Center offers allergy testing and treatment options to fit your budget, insurance, and lifestyle. We have worked hard to make it simple for our patients to succeed allergy remissions. Our treatment options include allergy drops or shots. Allergy drops are customized for your unique allergy needs and are created right in our office!
Allergy drops are completely customized to each patient’s sensitivities. These drops are provided to you in convenient bottles that allow you to just “drop” the serum right underneath your tongue daily. We provide 30-day and 90-day options when ordering, as well as an auto-ship option! Your drops will arrive on time and right to your door. How easy is that?
We also offer allergy shots! These are administered by yourself or at our office. We offer same-day to next-day availability. Allergy shots have been a proven allergy treatment for more than 100 years!