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Breathing Easy: Managing Spring Asthma and Allergies

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Breathing Easy: Managing Spring Asthma and Allergies

Breathe Your Best

Spring is a time for renewal and growth, but it can be an incredibly challenging season for those with asthma or allergies. Warmer weather brings more outdoor activities and the possibility of exposure to seasonal allergens like pollen and grass. While managing these symptoms can seem daunting, there are steps to reduce your discomfort and keep your asthma or allergies in check. In this article, we'll explore how you can manage your asthma or allergy symptoms during the spring season to enjoy all that warmer weather has to offer.

Take Allergy Medicine

When dealing with allergies, take your antihistamines or other prescribed medications by your doctor. Antihistamines can help reduce the symptoms of allergies and are a vital way to manage them. It's also essential to avoid areas where allergens may be in higher concentrations, such as woods with trees that produce a lot of pollen.

Avoid Irritants

While you can't always avoid allergens, there are some steps you can take to reduce your exposure to irritants that may worsen your symptoms. Avoid outdoor activities when pollen counts are high, and keep windows closed in the house or car to reduce your exposure to pollen and other allergens. Additionally, you should limit time spent in areas with smoke or smog.

Manage Asthma Symptoms

For those with asthma, there are a few steps you can take to keep symptoms under control. First, take any prescribed medications as directed by your doctor, including daily preventative medications. Additionally, if you're participating in strenuous activities or exercising outdoors, use your rescue inhaler before and after the activity. This can help manage asthma symptoms and make it easier for you to participate in outdoor activities during the spring season.

Take Breaks

When spending time outdoors during warmer weather, be sure to take breaks in the shade or indoors to give your body a rest and reduce your exposure to allergens. This can help reduce the chances of asthma or allergy attack, so listening to your body and giving yourself a break when needed is essential.

Contact Allergy Specialists

For help battling against allergy and asthma symptoms, contact the specialists at Northern Inyo Healthcare District. Our team can help ensure you are breathing your best.

Learn more about how we can help in the battle against allergies and asthma or schedule an appointment by calling (760) 873-5811 or visiting our website.