Here Comes The Sneezing: 4 Ways To Keep Allergy Symptoms Under Control

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If you have allergies, you know it's just a matter of time before the symptoms kick in. If you've already had your allergies diagnosed, you know what you're allergic to and your ENT specialist has prescribed treatment. In addition to the instructions provided by your doctor, here are some other simple steps you can take to keep the symptoms under control.

Know the Difference

If you're like most people with allergies, your symptoms can coincide with seasonal colds and flu's. That can make it difficult to tell whether you're sick or your allergies are just acting up. If you're not sure whether your symptoms are allergy or virus related, there are a couple of things you can do to identify the culprit. First, take a look around and your family and friends. Are any of them sick? If not, your symptoms are probably allergy related. Next, look at the calendar. Are these symptoms popping up at the same time as they did last year? If they are, this is another sign that you're symptoms are allergy related. Time to start the allergy medications.

Avoid the Rush

Depending on the allergies you have, there are times when you're symptoms will be worse than others. You can get a head start on relief by starting your medication before the symptoms start raging. For instance, if you're allergic to certain pollens that are active during the spring, start taking medication as soon as your nose starts itching. Avoiding the rush of symptoms will help you take control of allergy season.

Lock Pollen Out

During allergy season, you can avoid some of the symptoms by locking the pollen out of your house. To do this, you'll need to keep your doors and windows closed as much as possible. It's especially important to lock up your house during peak pollen times.

Create a No-Pet Zone

Animal dander can wreak havoc on your allergy symptoms, especially if you have pets. You don't want to lock them outside. If you're careful, you won't have to. Create a buffer between you and your pets by making your bedroom a "no-pet" zone. That will ensure that your sheets and pillows don't get coated with pet dander. It's also a good idea to give your pets a bath at least once a week.

Allergy season can make you feel terrible. Get your symptoms under control by following the steps provided above. If you're symptoms worsen, be sure to speak to your ENT specialist as soon as possible.

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