Preparing For Your Spring Allergies Now
In Georgia, allergy season can start as early as January and linger into November thanks to our warmer climate. February to the end of April may especially bring unwanted springtime allergies you can't seem to control. Learn how our treatment options at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia can help.
3 Tips to Ease Your Spring Allergies
Though many of our schedules may have changed due to COVID-19, there’s a good chance that you’ll find yourself outdoors this spring. Whether that’s for a walk or just going outside to get the mail, it’s still possible for pollen to cause a flare-up. Use these tips to keep your spring allergy symptoms at bay:
1. Get Allergy Tested and Treated Early
One of the first steps at reducing your allergy-induced asthma symptoms is gaining control of your allergies. At Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, we utilize immunotherapy to reduce the body’s response to allergens, nipping symptoms in the bud.
At your first appointment, we’ll test for allergies and then form a personalized treatment plan. Our immunotherapy treatments include allergy shots and allergy drops to help relieve your symptoms.
2. Track High Pollen Hours
While the worst time to be out during the spring is when it’s windy, pollen counts are typically at their peak between 10 AM and 5 PM. So, limit your time spent outside between these hours. If you do head out, consider wearing sunglasses and a hat to protect yourself.
3. Sanitize When You Get Home
Though many of us are being extra mindful of sanitizing ourselves when we return home to prevent the spread of any viruses, it’s also important to isolate any pollen you have on your clothes or skin and wash up immediately after coming home.
Remove any clothing that could have pollen on it and avoid lounging with it on. Then, be sure to wash your hands and face to avoid spreading pollen to your eyes, nose, or throat.
Specialized Allergy Treatments at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia
If you have an allergy flare-up, you should contact our board-certified allergists right away so we can help you seek relief. Getting started on your allergy treatment now can lead to a less stressful spring. To book your same-day or next-day appointment, contact our team today: (770) 459-0620