It’s that time of year again. The mornings are noticeably cooler, and fall is just around the corner. Before long the leaves will turn into a beautiful color palate of orange, red and yellow.
While this is a beautiful time of year, millions of allergy sufferers around the United States dread what is to come: fall allergy season. At Northeast Atlanta Ear Nose & Throat, we want to help you stop your allergies before they start, and in this article, we are going to show you exactly how to do that.
Here are 4 things you can do to prevent fall allergies, or mitigate the effects your allergies have on your overall health and well-being.
Keep your filters clean
Keeping your air conditioning, furnace, and ducts clean is essential to reducing allergies. Over time, allergens can build up on filters, wreaking havoc on your sinuses. In addition, using a home air filtration system may help reduce the amount of allergens you are exposed to within your home.
Don’t let leaves sit in your yard too long
Wet leaves are a breeding ground for mold, and many fall allergy sufferers are allergic to mold spores. Therefore, have someone who is not allergic to mold to clean the leaves out of your yard, or if you must do it yourself, wear a mask to prevent inhaling excess allergens.
Keep pets out of the bedroom, even if you are not allergic to them
While your dog or cat may be like a child to you, if they are causing you problems and disrupting your quality of life, consider making the bedroom a no pets zone. Almost all pets spend some time outdoors, even if it is only for a few minutes a day. Pets can easily pickup pollen in their fur, and cause an allergic outbreak even if you are not allergic to your pet.
Find out the root cause of your allergies
The best way to avoid fall allergies this season is to undergo allergy testing. At Northeast Atlanta Ear Nose & Throat, we provide allergy testing services for patients of all ages.
We frequently test patients for mold and ragweed allergies, as well as a wide variety of other grass, tree, and weed allergens. You don’t have to dread the coming autumn months…get tested.
What should you do now?
When you visit one of our office locations in Lawrenceville or Johns Creek our team will test you for a wide variety of allergens that could be causing you problems in the fall or year round.
After your test results come back, our ENT doctors will sit down with you to discuss treatment options and give you their medical expertise on how to minimize or nullify the effect these allergies have on you.
So don’t wait–give one of our offices a call and schedule your allergy testing appointment. It’s time to have an allergy-free fall. Contact us today!