It’s fall, which means the beginning of allergies for many patients in Texas. Some allergies include fall weeds, which can travel hundreds of miles with windy conditions, or include molds, which can hide under wet places like under piles of damp leaves outside. Patients can often have worsening symptoms and feel miserable during this season. At the ENT and allergy center of Texas, patients who are unhappy with their routine allergies can finally find a solution that can make seasonal transition easier – eliminating the sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes that often occur from morning until night!
Five Tips on How to deal with fall allergies
Below are a few recommendations our team can suggest in finding a solution to the symptoms of your seasonal allergies:
- Mold removal. Pollen isn’t the only problem that can contribute to seasonal allergies. Oftentimes, mold in the home may be a common offender. Search the house for areas of high humidity and warmth to look for the signs of mold, and seek mitigation as soon as possible.
- Consider HEPA vacuum filters. Most vacuums have an air filter, but a HEPA filter can be a complete game-changer for someone who struggles with seasonal allergies. HEPA filters address 99.7% of particles, including dander and pollen, found in the home.
- Transition to hard surfaces in the home. Carpet, curtains, and furniture can trap allergens easier than harder surfaces, including blinds, shades, and hardwood floors. These surfaces are easier to clean and can lessen indoor allergies dramatically.
- Regularly change HVAC air filters. Air filters for your HVAC should be changed at least every 90 days, or more often if you have severe allergies.
- Visit an ENT. An ENT has specific knowledge about how allergies can impact the ears, nose, and throat, and how to treat other conditions that may be confused for allergies. Contact a member of our team of experts to help find solutions that fit your needs and lifestyle.
Call the ENT & Allergy Centers of Texas Today
If you spend your fall season struggling with allergies, it’s an excellent time to speak to our team of professionals about options for reducing or eliminating the symptoms for a better quality of life. Our team can be reached by calling (972) 984-1050 and visiting one of our several office locations throughout North Texas. We are always accepting new patients for evaluations to help them experience their best life—and find relief for seasonal allergies!