For allergy sufferers, something as simple as going outside on a warm day, or out to dinner at a new restaurant can cause anything from moderate discomfort, to a full blown medical emergency. In addition to both over the counter and prescription medication for common allergies symptoms, understanding allergic triggers and how to avoid them can help people with allergies remain healthy and comfortable Not only during allergy season, but throughout the year.
Environmental and Food Allergy Testing and Treatment in Pembroke Pines, FL
Late winter to early/mid summer is prime time for common seasonal allergy triggers like pollen, mold, grass, and ragweed. Not sure if it's just a cold or seasonal allergies? If you find yourself enjoying the sweet, intoxicating smell of freshly cut grass one moment, only to become overcome with itchy, watery eyes, you may be allergic. Over the counter medications like Benadryl can ease mild and occasional bouts with seasonal allergies. For moderate to severe reactions, the otolaryngologists (head and neck surgeons) at Broward Center for Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy in Pembroke Pines, FL help children and adults figure out what they are allergic to, and how to manage and treat the symptoms.
Although completely avoiding allergens is impossible, knowing what foods to avoid, and taking a few precautions to limit exposure to environmental irritants can help minimize the severity of an attack. During peak allergy season, weather forecasts usually include mold and pollen counts. Avoid the outdoors on high pollen count days, especially in the afternoon. Keep the windows closed, and shower and wash your hair and clothes thoroughly after being outside to limit exposure inside the home.
Find Treatment for Seasonal Allergies in Pembroke Pines, FL
For more information on relief and treatment options for pollen and seasonal allergies, contact an otolaryngologist at Broward Center for Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy, in Pembroke Pines, by calling (954) 438-7171 to schedule an appointment today.