Seasonal Allergy Survival Guide

This entry was posted on Friday, September 22nd, 2017 and is filed under Blog by AENT Associates

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Texas’ summer months can bring more than just unbearable heat. Allergy-sufferers might find their symptoms are particularly bad this time of year. Here are a few tips to help Texans survive their summer allergies.

Seasonal Allergy Survival Guide from Allergy & ENT Associates


Pet Dander

Cats and dogs are the most common cause of pet allergies, but many animals create dander that can be irritating to humans. Household pets are more likely to cause allergic reactions when they shed during the summer.

Be sure to vacuum your home frequently to reduce the amount of airborne hair and dander. Change your air filters at least once a month to improve indoor air quality.

Mold

Mold accumulates in the damp, dark areas of your home. The spores it release can cause allergic reactions and other health issues. The easiest way to defeat a mold allergy is by finding the source and removing the mold through either thorough self-cleaning or by hiring a professional.

Bug Stings

Fire ants, wasps and bees are particularly active during the summer months. While their stings are just painful for some, others can have severe allergic reactions. Texans with life-threatening allergies should carry an EpiPen at all times.

To avoid attracting insects, don’t wear bright colors or scented perfumes that bugs might find enticing.

Ragweed Pollen

Texas’ biggest summer allergy offender is ragweed. The pollen from this grass-like plant is a common allergen for many people. A single plant can produce nearly one billion granules of pollen per season!

The best way to reduce outdoor allergy symptoms is by staying inside as frequently as possible. Make sure your windows and doors are kept shut to prevent pollen from being blown indoors. If you are required to go outside, antihistamines and other over-the-counter allergy medications can help reduce symptoms.

Allergy Experts in the Greater Houston Area

Don’t let allergies get the best of you. The experts at Allergy & ENT Associates offer a comprehensive spectrum of diagnostic services and treatments to help you handle your allergy symptoms. Whether a patient has a mild, moderate or severe allergy, our physicians perform a comprehensive assessment to ensure the patients receive the best possible treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.