Tips for Staying Comfortable this Allergy Season
Millions of Americans suffer from allergies to dust and seasonal pollen. In years when the weather is warmer and wetter than average, allergies tend to worsen because pollen counts tend to stay higher than usual. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, it’s time to stock up on the products that can help you stay comfortable.
Check the local pollen count.
Before making plans for the weekend or after work, it’s always a good idea to check your local pollen count. If the pollen count is high, consider making plans to stay indoors. If yard work needs to be done, you might prefer to hire someone else to take care of it for you so that you can skip the sniffling and sneezing.
Try an over-the-counter medicine.
Talk to a pharmacist at your local drugstore about your options. Medicated nasal sprays can be effective, especially if you start using them before your symptoms get severe. Other over-the-counter options include decongestants and antihistamines. Always read and follow the dosage instructions carefully.
Use a sinus rinse.
Lots of seasonal allergy sufferers prefer drug-free options for dealing with symptoms. One great choice is a sterile saline nasal irrigator, sometimes called a neti pot, which you can find at your local drugstore. Irrigating your sinuses will flush out the allergens. However, it’s very important to only use sterile saline or distilled water. Otherwise, you could be introducing harmful microorganisms to your sinuses.
Talk to your doctor about allergy shots.
If you have severe allergy symptoms year after year, and home remedies aren’t doing enough to relieve the misery, it may be time to talk to your doctor about prescription options. Some allergy sufferers may be good candidates for allergen immunotherapy, or allergy shots, which can gradually lessen the severity of your allergic reactions.
You can stock up on everything you need for this year’s allergy season at Lyon Corner Drug & Soda Fountain. They are an authentic drugstore and soda fountain located in downtown Steamboat Springs, CO. To check on their hours or inventory, you can reach a friendly staff member at (970) 879-1114.