Ashford Clinic Blog
Here Comes Pollen Season
Brace yourselves, pollen is coming. If you struggle with Seasonal Allergies, this is probably not your favorite time of year. While it is getting warmer outside and the days are brighter and longer, the downside for those suffering from Spring Allergies is that all of the new, beautiful growth also brings sneezing, coughing, and congestion. So, what should you know about Pollen and Allergy Season?
When is Pollen Season?
Spring Pollen Season usually begins in mid-to-late March but can start as early as February - depending on the weather. As you can imagine, the spurts of warmer weather we get in Georgia before Spring can cause certain trees and plants to release pollen earlier than expected. So, what can you do to help mitigate your allergy symptoms?
Practical Pollen Tips
- Keep an eye on the Daily Pollen Count and be mindful of how much time you spend outdoors when the pollen count is high
- Keep car and home windows closed
- Change Air Filters Regularly
- Shower when you get home or before bed
- Keep indoor pets' paws clean and regularly bathe them
- Wait until the evening to do outdoor activities - the pollen count is highest in the mornings
These tips can be very helpful, but if you regularly deal with allergy symptoms, it's a good idea to seek treatment. That's where Allergy Testing and Treatment from Ashford Clinic come in...
In order to determine the best course of treatment for a patient, sometimes Allergy Testing is necessary. Ashford Clinic provides arm-based environmental allergy testing that is quick, painless, and effective. Based on the results of your allergy test, additional treatment may be required. Skin allergy tests introduce a small number of different allergens to your skin to gauge how your body reacts to each one. Allergy testing is quick, usually lasting around 20 minutes, and provides reliable results. These tests are not painful, and the affected area is cleaned after the test is complete to remove any allergens from your skin.
We offer Allergy Drops to patients as a safe and practical means to treat environmental allergies. Allergy drops are a simple, effective way to help your body build a tolerance to the substances it is allergic to. Regular, consistent dosage of the allergy drops is a safe way to alleviate your body's reaction, and over time, you will see your allergies improve.
If you are in the Athens/Northeast Georgia Area and have had enough of your seasonal allergies and other sinus issues, give us a call today at 706-248-6860 to learn more or to make an appointment.