Goodbye flu! Hello allergies! Spring means blooming flowers and trees that produce pollen, and spring cleaning to let all of those winter dust mites out the house. If you or your family members are one of the many people who have seasonal allergies, we understand how miserable those symptoms can make you feel.
Seasonal allergies occur when your body’s immune system becomes alert and overreacts to allergens within your environment. The transitions of the seasons will more than likely leave you with bothersome symptoms such as irritated eyes, a runny or stuffed nose, sneezing, sinus headaches and more.
While the seasons and temperatures vary across the states, below are some common seasonal allergy triggers.
- Pet Dander
While we all realize that the air outside can be unhealthy, most people don’t know that the indoor air quality of their homes can be even worse. Some tips to allergy-proof your home for spring include washing hands when coming in from the outdoors, getting rid of dust collecting clutter, changing the air conditioning filters, wiping surfaces in the bathroom where mold can grow, and brushing and wiping paws of your pets before they come inside. Also remember to eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. To track the seasonal allergy or pollen count in your area, visit: www.pollen.com or https://wxch.nl/2IsMfok
If you are suffering from seasonal allergies or simply feeling under the weather, come in to AFC Urgent Care and they will get you all taken care of. Don’t let allergies slow you down. Make AFC Urgent Care your go-to for allergy relief and begin the process of identifying your allergy triggers.
AFC is open 7 days a week with extended hours and no appointment is ever needed. With locations in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Norwalk and Shelton, they are always there for you and your families’ health care needs.