For many, the end of winter signifies a pleasant time when the weather gets warmer, flowers bloom, and it becomes nearly impossible to stay indoors. For others, it brings a unique form of misery in the form of seasonal allergies. Also called hay fever or allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergies affect approximately 36 million people in the United States alone. Symptoms can vary from person to person, but the most common include sneezing, a runny nose, coughing, and itchy/watery eyes.
If you are among the many who suffer from seasonal allergies, you don’t have to subscribe to a life of misery every spring. Instead, there are a number of steps you can take to manage your allergies. To start, try to limit your exposure to allergens. You can do this by:
- Staying indoors when it is dry and windy outside
- Wear a pollen mask if you have to do outside chores
- Change your clothes and shower as soon as you return home
- Use a dehumidifier indoors
You can also talk to your physician about over-the-counter medications that may help to relieve your allergy symptoms. There are several different kinds of medications out there, including antihistamines, nasal spray, and decongestants, so be sure to consult with your physician about which medication might be the right choice for you.
Follow these tips to minimize your allergies and make life at your One 51 Place apartment in Alachua, FL
, more comfortable. If you are not currently a resident of our community but would like to learn more about all that our apartments have to offer, contact us today or come by our leasing office for a tour.