March 29, 2019

As you can tell by now, spring allergy season is in full swing! In our area oak is the predominant tree allergen. The oak pollen level has been extremely heavy for the past few weeks. If you are an allergy sufferer, this may be a tough time of the year. Just when the weather gets beautiful and everyone else can't wait to spend time outdoors, you have to close all the windows and doors and retreat to the indoors. Take heart! It won't last forever. Tree pollen counts have actually started falling this week, but they are still quite high.

If you can limit your time outdoors, it's a good idea. Prevention is better than cure. However, if you must spend time outdoors be sure to stock up on your allergy medications and be prepared. Also it's a good time to consider getting allergy tested if you haven't already. Think about the possibility of starting allergy shots at the end of the season to  make next year more pleasant and allergy-free. I always recommend seeing a board-certified allergist/immunologist for testing and treatment of allergies since they are specially trained in taking care of your allergies.

Have a healthy day!