Your Guide to Allergy Season
Warm weather and flowers are finally arriving, so now more than ever, it’s time to go outside! But for those suffering from allergies, inside may be the safest place. But knowing what you’re up against and what to look out for can make all the difference when trying to survive allergy season. Just ask CaroMont Family Medicine’s Kofi Asiedu, a nurse practitioner in Lake Wylie.
According to Asiedu, the top allergens for spring will likely come from plants, grass and ragweed pollens. In Gaston County, tree pollen is likely to be the biggest culprit. Asiedu also adds that some people may be at higher risk than others. If you suffer from upper respiratory issues, COPD, asthma, any kind of lung compromise or low immunity, or if you have a family history of allergies, you have the greatest risk of being affected. But you can limit your risks, Asiedu says. Wear a mask when you cut the grass, drink more fluids and exercise regularly to help your chances.
While spring may be most cumbersome for allergy sufferers, every season comes with its own risks. Use the handy guide below to find out what allergens to look out for every month of the year and be sure to share this with friends and family on Facebook.