Spring is right around the corner, and now is the time to schedule a visit with your allergist. The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) suggests five things you should know about spring allergies. Click Here to read more!
- Allergies are on the rise.
Studies show pollen counts have been gradually increasing over time, and even if you’ve never had allergies before, you could start developing them. You can track Peachtree City pollen counts Here.
- It matters when you medicate!
If you suffer spring allergies, ACAAI recommends starting your medication two weeks before your symptoms typically begin.
- No “cure” exists for spring allergies…
…but allergy shots (immunotherapy) can help your symptoms in a big way.
- Allergies can trigger or worsen asthma.
If you are coughing, wheezing, or having trouble breathing, this could be asthma that is triggered by your allergies. Be sure to talk to your allergist about these symptoms.
- “When in doubt, get checked out.”
If you have been suffering symptoms for more than two weeks, such as coughing, ongoing colds, nasal congestion, or trouble breathing, it would be a good idea to see an allergist for allergy testing and potential treatment.