Understanding Asthma and Allergies
During the spring season as the weather gets warmer, the trees and flowers begin to bloom. Although a beautiful time of year, the season can cause discomfort to those who suffer from asthma and allergies. It can be helpful to understand the symptoms and ways to manage these conditions.
Spring allergies can begin in February and often last until the early months of summer. Understanding the timeframe and symptoms may help those who suffer to prepare prior to the onset of their allergies.
Managing Your Allergies
Although spring is a peak time for allergy sufferers, there is no need to stay inside all season. There are ways to manage allergy symptoms and still live an active life.
Nasal sprays, antihistamines, and eye drops may relieve symptoms
Prescription and over-the-counter versions are both available
Dehumidifiers may help reduce dampness, which leads to mold growth in the home
Frequent house cleaning, and changing sheets and towels often can provide relief for animal, mold, and dust mite allergies. The use of quality air filters may help clean the air inside the home as well
Speak to your medical provider about ways to manage your allergies. Call 785-543-5211 for clinic appointments.
Those who suffer from asthma may find their condition is made worse by common allergens, including dust, animal fur, mold, and pollen. As a result, the spring season may cause increased asthma symptoms.
Managing Your Asthma
The spring season may be a good time to speak to your doctor to ensure you are receiving the most effective treatment for your asthma. There are a few other things to keep in mind when thinking about your condition during spring.
Track your symptoms to understand your asthma and its triggers
Avoid asthma triggers when possible
Create an action plan with your medical provider
This plan can help avoid triggers, monitor your asthma, identify issues, and properly respond to symptoms that are getting worse. Also, it is important to understand when to seek emergency treatment. To make an appointment with your medical provider, call the Phillips County Medical Clinic at 785-543-5211.
Overall, it is important to understand your allergies or asthma and to speak with your medical provider to ensure you are receiving the best treatment to manage your symptoms. Our medical providers and respiratory therapists can work with you to determine your best treatment and management options. Call the Phillips County Medical Clinic at 785-543-5211 to set up an appointment.