Beautiful flowers. Blooming trees. Miserable allergies.
This season in New York, and in much of the country, allergies are hitting harder than normal. You can thank the “pollen tsunami” for this.
Due to the very long winter, trees that normally release pollen in early spring didn’t start their pollen bombardment until recently. This was just in time to align with grass and other plants releasing their pollen. It is an attack on all fronts, for the 50 million or so Americans who suffer from nasal allergies.
Because of the pollen tsunami, people who normally don’t get allergy attacks are coming down with symptoms.
Not Sure If You Have Allergies?
If you aren’t sure whether you have allergies, take a look at the following telltale signs:
- Coughing and sneezing
- Watery eyes
- Runny nose and postnasal drip
- Nasal congestion
- Sore throat
A Customized Treatment Plan
If you think you might be suffering from allergies, give us a call or schedule a consultation. Our team can help you create a customized treatment plan, which could include:
- Nasal spray
- Antihistamine pills
- Over-the-counter medicine
One Closing Caveat
Although over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can help with certain symptoms, it is important to make an OTC game plan with a doctor. We see too many patients being burdened by symptoms longer than they have to be. This happens because common medicines can simply mask the problem, rather than treat the allergy problem itself.
We are here to help if you need us. If the reports are right, the pollen will not be letting up anytime soon. Don’t suffer in silence this summer.