A Runner’s Guide To Allergies
10/12/22 in Blog Posts
Avoid reactions...make yearly appointments with your allergist to find out what you are allergic to to prevent a serious reaction.
- Some runners can go into anaphylactic shock during pollen season if their allergies are untreated.
- If you have a serious allergy to pollen...
- Carry a cell phone with you while running
- Inform a friend or family member of your running route
- Talk to a physician about other precautionary steps you can take to avoid any issues with allergies
Early Spring & Fall are the worst time for runners with allergies because of the mixture of cold weather and pollen.
- This combination can cause exercise-induced asthma.
- Typically, after 5 to 10 minutes of vigorous exercise has stopped is when you will see symptoms (asthma or an anaphylactic reaction) triggered
- By wearing a face mask or putting a scarf over your mouth and nose, you can filtrate the air around you. This will also keep your mouth and nose from drying out. You can always run indoors on a treadmill, as well!
Talk to your physician about what medication to take to control your allergies.