by Dr. Shuya Wu, Lexington Clinic Allergy/Asthma
Spring is officially here! Warmer temperatures have trees and flowers around the Bluegrass blooming and that means seasonal allergies will soon begin to take their toll.
There are a few ways you can get ahead of the spring allergy season and fight those symptoms before they start:
- Know what triggers your allergies
- Start your allergy medications now
- Stay consistent with your medications
- Nasal washes can be helpful
- Monitor pollen counts
- Keep windows closed
If you spend time outside, it’s also a good idea to change your clothes when you come inside to avoid bringing pollen into your house.
There are several options when it comes to treating your seasonal allergies including over the counter, prescription and immunotherapy (allergy shots) treatments. To learn more about your options, you can schedule an appointment with a Lexington Clinic allergist by calling (859) 258-5244 or visit us at LexingtonClinic.com/allergy.
Shuya Wu, MD, PhD is board-certified in Allergy and Immunology. She specializes in diagnosing and treating allergies, asthma and immune system disorders in both children and adults.