Summer Allergies

The first official day of summer is right around the corner, and with it, we can all look forward to the warmer summer weather.

The seasonal transition, however, isn’t complete without frustrating summer allergies. Allergies can spoil summer fun and vacations, but they can be prevented. The biggest culprits that cause allergy symptoms during the summer months are grass and weed pollens.

Allergy Testing and Treatment:

Allergy testing is one of the most certifiable means in which to identify potential allergies. Skin-prick testing or blood tests, helps physicians, determine what a person’s allergies are. Correctly identifying allergy triggers is a key component of effective management. Treatment options for allergies can vary, but the most common treatment options are environmental control, medications, and immunotherapy (allergy shots).

TIPS

  • Try staying indoors when possible, especially when pollen counts are high or at their peak.
  • Keep windows of your home, workplace and car closed during peak pollen seasons.
  • Use air conditioning whenever possible.
  • Wash your hands and face to remove pollen.
  • Shower and shampoo your hair at bedtime to wash off accumulated pollens.
  • Wear glasses or sunglasses when outdoor to minimize pollen getting into your eyes.
  • Wash bedding once a week using hot water.

ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) is the largest ear, nose, throat, allergy and audiology practice in the country. With over 55 office locations throughout the tri-state area, the practice sees more than 100,000 patients per month. Additionally, with more than 240 physicians, ENTA has the largest pool of board-certified/fellowship-trained Otolaryngologists and Allergists in the country – many of whom have been voted “Top Doctor” by leading publications.

Please let me know if you are interested in interviewing/speaking with an ENTA physician. I’m happy to coordinate interviews and can also provide additional resources (e.g., brochures, handouts, etc.), as necessary.

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