People living in the Cary, N.C. area who suffer from allergies probably ask themselves how they can protect themselves from those annoying and occasionally debilitating symptoms – the runny nose, itchy watery eyes, sneezing, and other discomforts.
First, one needs to know what causes those reactions. If you suffer from these symptoms, an ear, nose, and throat doctor can help you determine the source of your miseries. From there, you can work on strategies to protect yourself from allergies. The staff at Wake Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists are here to offer advice on how to help you protect yourself from allergies.
While each person’s situation is unique, there are some general actions anyone can take to help protect themselves from allergies.
Avoid triggers – whether it’s a food allergy, a reaction to certain types of tree or plant pollen, molds, or dust mites, one should actively try to avoid or remove those things that trigger your allergies. For example, if you are allergic to certain plant pollens, such as ragweed, try to avoid going outdoors during high pollen periods. You can stay indoors with doors and windows shut.
Keep a diary – Doctors suggest keeping a medical diary to try to track those things that cause or exacerbate allergy problems. Tracking what you do at what time when allergy symptoms seem to present and what seems to help alleviate them can go a long way in helping you and your doctor figure out what triggers your symptoms.
Wear a medical I.D. bracelet – If you have ever had a severe allergic reaction, having an ID bracelet will help people understand what might have happened if you have a severe reaction and are unable to communicate.
If you live in the Cary, N.C. area and you are seeking information as to how best to protect yourself this allergy season consider contacting Wake Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists. For more information call 919-851-5636 or visit the website at www.wakeent.com