Spring Is Here and So Is Allergy Season.It’s Springtime in North Carolina which means that allergy season is on the way! The added moisture and warm temperatures will bring in a variety of tree, weed, and grass pollen to the area. For North Carolina, our allergy season will peak around Mid-April, according to Accuweather. There are several steps and precautions you can take for combating these airborne allergens. Here is what you can do to protect you and your children during this time of year.
Wash Away The PollenAs you travel in and out of your home, you will inadvertently be tracking pollen inside. Reducing the amount of pollen you bring in your home is one easy step towards reducing your exposure to allergens during this time of year. It’s also a good idea to take your shoes off at the door and rinsing off after spending significant time outdoors. Even if you don’t see pollen on your body, a bath or shower will wash away any allergens clinging to your skin. And while letting your house air out during springtime can feel refreshing, it's best to keep the doors and windows closed if you or your child suffers from allergies. Reducing the amount of pollen you bring into your home is your first defense during allergy season.
Fighting SymptomsThere is only so much you can do to avoid contact with pollen. For that reason, it's best to be prepared with treatment options on hand that can help alleviate symptoms when they strike. An antihistamine is a drug that stops your body's natural reaction to allergens. If your child's symptoms towards allergens are severe, we recommend bringing them in for an appointment to discuss further options.
Annual CheckupIf it's time for your child’s annual checkup, schedule an appointment to bring them in and be sure to tell us about any known allergy issues. Kids First Pediatrics has offices in both Raleigh and Clayton. To make an appointment, you have several options:
Raleigh Office: (919) 250- 3478
Clayton Office: (919) 267-1499Medical Disclaimer. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.