Tips to Prepare for Allergy Season

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Allergy season will soon be in bloom in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, starting with tree pollen in late February and early March. The first trees to send their pollen into the air will be the flowering dogwoods and pears, then the sugar maple and oak trees. Next, the grasses, including our famous bluegrass, comes in April and May. The season of late summer and early fall is dominated by weeds, primarily ragweed.

If you know what season allergies cause symptoms, then you can try to minimize problems by going on the offensive and getting ready. Here are a couple helpful tips:

1. Keep windows closed in your home and cars to keep pollen outside.

2. Bathe and wash your hair in the evenings to wash off outdoor pollen.

3. Wash your eyes using Natural Tears drops and wash your nasal membranes with Nasal Saline sprays in the mornings and evenings.

4. If you must be outside on a “high count” day, then cover your eyes with sunglasses and your nose with a mask.

5. Start an oral anti-Histamine (OTC or prescription) and/or an eye drop anti-Histaminedaily.

6. If you still have problems, then call our office for an appointment.