New Tools Available for Relief of Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
In spring, grasses and flowers begin their seasonal growth, releasing copious amounts of pollen into the air triggering a season of misery for allergy and asthma sufferers. Both tree and grass pollen are widespread and allergic reactions from springtime tasks like cutting the lawn can be attributed to both grass pollen and mold allergies.
Seasonal allergy symptoms can be so debilitating that many people stay indoors hoping to avoid these pollens. Staying indoors does reduce one’s exposure, particularly if electrostatic air intake filters are used to keep the indoor environment clean.
If you can’t stay inside – and who really wants to spend beautiful days in New York indoors – remember that pollen levels are highest in the morning, and gradually subside as the day goes on. Rain washes pollen out of the air, so pollen counts are greatly diminished immediately following a spring shower.
There are a number of tools to help you cope with your allergy symptoms; prescription antihistamines, decongestants, and anti-inflammatory medications help to reduce symptoms. Immunotherapy (allergy shots) reduce the body’s sensitivity to allergens over a period of time.
The FDA has just approved an allergy tablet and allergy drops suitable for the treatment of some seasonal allergies.
Accurate diagnosis is important before any allergy treatment.
Give us a call today at 212-247-7447. We can find the right solution to your allergic condition and you too can enjoy springtime in New York.