Allergens to Look Out For This Winter
- Posted on: Nov 27 2018
It’s the holiday season and we all want to enjoying our family, friends, vacation. Unfortunately, allergies this time of year can make us feel sick and miserable, ruining our holidays. Don’t let the holiday allergies get you down, make an appointment for allergy testing and start allergy drops now.
The indoor allergens are frequently some of the biggest culprits this time of year as we tend to spend more time inside with the cold weather. Animal dander, dust mites, cockroach, and indoor mold all can significantly affect our allergies this time of year.
Fall trees can also affect us during the holiday season as a significant outdoor allergen. We are on the tail end also of ragweed season which can be particularly bothersome as well. And of course, in central Texas, as the weather becomes cold that dreaded cedar season starts.
Preventing Winter Allergies
They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Before the holiday season allergens get you again this year think about starting preventative therapy. You can start on allergy medication in advance of the season such as a nasal steroid spray, nasal antihistamine spray, or an oral antihistamine medication. Saline rinses following allergy exposure is also helpful.
Of course the best prevention is having antibodies which will physically block the allergic reaction. Starting on allergy drop therapy quickly, within weeks, helps your body create natural immunity to fight the holidays allergy season. You could actually be in Austin, during cedar season, and not be miserable this year.
Schedule a Consultation
Posted in: Allergies