Helpful Allergy Information

Common Allergy Symptoms:

  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Itchy nose

Common Allergens:

  • Weeds
  • Trees
  • Grasses

Indoor Allergens:

  • Animal Dander
  • Dust Mites
  • Mold

Allergen Avoidance Tips

Pollen:

  • Stay inside during peak pollen times, usually 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Shower and wash hair after spending time outside, throw clothing in laundry
  • Keep windows and doors closed in home, as well as in car

Pets:

  • Keep pets out of the bedroom and especially out of the bed
  • Wash pets often
  • Vacuum floors often with a filter

Dust Mites:

  • Use hypoallergenic bedding and pillow case specifically designed to be dust mite proof
  • Wash all bedding in hot water once a week
  • Vacuum often with a filter

Mold:

  • Limit houseplants
  • Reduce moisture in bathrooms and kitchens
  • Use a dehumidifier

How To Use a Nasal Spray

Keep in mind the saying, “nose of toes”.Tilt your head downward, with “nose over toes”. Be sure to aim the nozzle slightly away from the wall between your nostrils (nasal septum) while holding your other nostril closed. This may help keep the medicine from irritating the inside walls of your nostril, especially the septum area.