Every season can be allergy season
Most people might think spring and fall are “allergy seasons,” but allergies can be triggered all year round. “During the summer, molds and dust can continue to cause very significant allergy symptoms,” says Erich P. Voigt, MD, clinical associate professor, Department of Otolaryngology, NYU Langone Medical Center. “Late spring and early summer are also times for grass allergies to peak.” If your allergies worsen during summer, these expert tips might help keep your symptoms under control. Here’s what allergists do to control their own allergies.
One of the best home remedies for staying allergy-free is nasal lavage with an over-the-counter neti pot or saline solution. “You can even make your own at home by using a mixture of one teaspoon of salt and one teaspoon of baking soda to one pint of distilled water,” suggests Elizabeth Trattner, A.P., D.O.M., a Florida and National Board Certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. “This should be done twice a day in the morning and in the evening right before bedtime.” Nasal lavage helps clear the inside of the nose of pollen and other micro particles before they can enter the blood stream and cause a possible allergic reaction.