Spring season is in full effect, meaning the allergy season that precedes spring has been around for a couple of months now. During this period, more people suffer from colds, sneezing, a runny nose, watery eyes and a host of other allergic reactions. Read on to find out more about Spring allergies and how to keep them under control:
Common causes of Spring allergies
Here are some allergens that are responsible for the Spring allergy season:
Mold grows wherever it’s damp; indoors or outdoors. When winter comes, it stops growing but doesn’t die. It resurfaces with the warm weather of spring, bringing allergies with it.
Dust mites are microscopic organisms that live in household furniture, pillows, bed sheets, duvets, etc. Mites thrive in warm weather and their waste is a common allergen.
Pollens from the grass and trees:
Walnut, birch, cedar, and hickory trees are some of the major propagators of pollen. As winter ends and spring approaches, these trees come back to life, creating pollen and triggering allergies. Some types of gardens, lawns, and field grasses also release pollen into the air.
Tips to keeping allergies under control
- Two words…Spring cleaning. A thorough house cleaning will help you get rid of dust mites, pet dander, and mold. Dust your furniture, and wash beddings in warm water. Vacuum thoroughly, and clean out all damp places.
- There are some TV channels that show the pollen counts for different areas. If the pollen count for where you are headed is high, spend less time outdoors.
- Talk to your doctor and get allergy medications and injections.
Visit a PCP for Life facility for your Spring allergy medications and to consult a health professional. We are in multiple locations in the Greater Houston Area and you can call 281-968-4096 to set up an appointment.