Fall allergies can put a damper on some of the most beautiful days of the year. More than 50 million Americans have allergies that trigger a variety of uncomfortable symptoms every year.
If you need help controlling your allergies, you can find it at Revival Health Clinic in Houston, Texas. Amneh Amro, PA-C, makes it convenient for you to receive your treatment without having to travel to the office. Her concierge-style services allow you to schedule a consultation through a telemedicine platform, so you can manage your fall allergies from anywhere.
You can also schedule urgent care appointments for asthma attacks and other serious allergic reactions.
Understanding fall allergies
Fall allergies are often triggered by ragweed, a common plant that sends its pollen into the air with every autumn breeze. Your allergies may also be worsened by the falling leaves and the mold spores the leaves trap when lying on the ground.
Exposure to these allergens can cause a variety of symptoms, including:
- Runny nose
- Persistent cough
- Watery, itchy eyes
- Skin rash or hives
- Diarrhea and upset stomach
If you have asthma, dead leaves and plants can also cause wheezing and trigger an asthma attack.
Some people have a more severe reaction to fall allergens known as anaphylaxis. This condition causes sudden inflammation in the throat that makes breathing difficult and requires emergency medical attention.
Tips for managing fall allergies
Before allergy season really ramps up, Amneh offers some tips to keep your allergies under control. These tips include:
1.Be aware of pollen levels
Many apps are available for your phone these days to monitor pollen counts. When counts are high, stay indoors as much as possible and keep the windows closed.
2. Prepare your home
If you’re still running an air conditioner, make sure to clean or change the filter as often as needed to protect the air quality in your home.
You should also invest in a dehumidifier for your home to reduce the mold growth that thrives in a humid environment.
3. Protect your skin
If you’re prone to skin rashes or eczema outbreaks when exposed to fall allergens, be sure to wear long-sleeved shirts and paints when you’re outside.
If you must cut grass or rake leaves, wear a face mask to keep dust, mold, and pollen out of your nose and mouth.
4. Get tested for allergies
If you’re having allergy symptoms but aren’t sure what’s causing them, schedule allergy testing at Revival Health Clinic.
Understanding what substances trigger an allergic reaction or asthma attack can help you avoid known allergens during the fall season.
5. Take all recommended medications
Whether you’re using over-the-counter allergy pills or are taking medications prescribed by Amneh, it’s important that you take them as directed. Many allergy medications not only treat existing symptoms, but they can also prevent symptoms from bothering you in the first place.
It’s especially important that you always have emergency medications ready for use if fall allergies can trigger your asthma or cause an anaphylactic reaction. Amneh can customize an emergency treatment plan to reduce your risk for serious health complications that can result from these allergy side effects.
To schedule a telemedicine visit to discuss allergy treatments or to book an urgent care appointment, call Revival Health Clinic today or use the online booking feature.