Tips for Dealing With Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies can both be exhausting and make you feel awful, especially on days where the pollen count is really bad. That’s why, in today’s post, our team at Detroit Sinus Center will provide you with some helpful tips on how you can deal with your seasonal allergies this spring. If you suspect that you have allergies, but you don’t know exactly what you’re allergic to, we can help! We offer allergy testing so that you can find out exactly what’s causing your allergies so you can avoid it in the future. Keep reading to learn more, and give us a call to schedule your allergy testing at our office in Allen Park or Southfield today!

Try Over-the-Counter Meds

Sometimes, the best way to deal with seasonal allergies is to take over-the-counter allergy medication. These can be taken daily or just when you’re feeling allergy symptoms. There are a variety of different types you can try, from nasal sprays to a single pill, and taking allergy medication when you need it could help reduce or even eliminate your worst symptoms.

Identify if It’s Really Allergies

If you’re not sure if what you’re feeling is allergies or a cold, there are a few key things to look for. With allergies, you’ll likely have itchy and watery eyes, as well as a runny nose. You might also have sneezing fits throughout the day. A cold will usually also include these symptoms, but you’ll likely also have a fever and feel more overall fatigue than you would with allergies. If you’re still unsure, reach out to our team at Detroit Sinus Center to schedule an appointment for allergy testing!

Change Your Clothes

If you’ve been outside and think you might be picking up pollen or other allergens on your clothes, take them off as soon as you can! Once you’re inside, take a shower to get rid of anything that might be clinging to your skin and hair. This is especially important if you’ve been outside for an extended period of time or have been doing activities like gardening where you could be coming into contact with more pollen and allergens than usual.

Try a Saline Nasal Rinse

One of the most common allergy symptoms is a stuffy nose. While allergy medication could help with this, a saline nasal rinse could be just what you need! This is a really simple allergy relief method that you can do at home. You can either create your own solution and use a Neti pot, or you can buy an over-the-counter saline solution at any drug store.

We hope that these tips will be helpful for you as you start to deal with your seasonal allergies this spring! If you have any questions or would like to schedule allergy testing, please reach out to our team at our office in Allen Park or Southfield today!

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