Five tips on how to deal with fall allergies in Texas
- Posted on: Sep 15 2020
It’s fall, which means it’s time for seasonal changes. This also includes the abrupt beginning of allergies for many patients in Texas. Allergies can come and go throughout the year due to the pollination and growth of grasses and trees. This can lead many patients to feel miserable during the spring and fall when allergies tend to be at their worst. At The ENT and Allery Centers of Texas, patients who are unhappy with their routine allergies can finally find a solution that can make seasonal transition easier—eliminating the sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes that often occur from morning until night!
Five tips on how to deal with fall allergies
Below are a few recommendations our team can suggest in finding a solution to the symptoms of your seasonal allergies:
- Mold removal. Pollen isn’t the only problem that can contribute to seasonal allergies. Oftentimes, mold in the home may be a common offender. Search the house for areas of high humidity and warmth to look for the signs of mold, and seek mitigation as soon as possible.
- Consider HEPA vacuum filters. Most vacuums have an air filter, but a HEPA filter can be a complete gamechanger for someone who struggles with seasonal allergies. HEPA filters address 99.7% of particles, including dander and pollen found in the home.
- Consider hard surfaces in the home. Carpet, curtains, and furniture can trap allergens easier than harder surfaces, including blinds, shades, and hardwood floors. These surfaces are easier to clean and can lessen indoor allergies dramatically.
- Regularly change HVAC air filters. Air filters for your HVAC should be changed at least every 90 days, or more often if you have severe allergies.
- Visit an ENT. An ENT has specific knowledge as to how allergies can impact the ears, nose, and throat. Calling a doctor to help find medication that can work and learn about ways to protect yourself may be the key to finding relief!
Call the ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas today
If you find that you spend your fall season struggling with allergies, it’s a good time to speak to our team of professionals about options for reducing or eliminating the symptoms for a better quality of life. Our team can be reached by calling (972) 984-1050 and visiting one of our several office locations throughout Plano, Allen, McKinney, and Celina, TX. We are always accepting new patients for evaluations to help them experience their best life—and find relief for seasonal allergies!
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