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Millions of people every year suffer from the same thing – allergies.

Allergies can cause all sorts of symptoms that make day-to-day life uncomfortable, or even difficult. And allergies can be caused by many things, such as pollen, animal dander, dust mites, mold, and more. Thankfully, there are some reliable ways to mitigate the effects of allergies so you can enjoy the changing seasons. Aside from excellent, over-the-counter medicines, there are also some steps you can take to prevent exposure and spare yourself from discomfort.

Ways to Mitigate the Effects of Allergies

Check the weather before you make any plans for outdoor activities. If your allergies are triggered by pollen, and the forecast is for a windy day, you’ll want to try to stay indoors as much as you can.  Also, if you have a yard that needs mowing or a garden that may needs tending, it may be a good idea to hire someone to do your yardwork for you for a few weeks. That way you won’t be exposed to any clouds of pollen that may result from the activity.

If your allergies are more commonly found indoors, you have a few tricks at your disposal too. First of all, don’t be afraid to run your air conditioner, or your heater. The air movement in the room will help keep your allergies at bay. Another good method is to use a dehumidifier in whatever room you happen to be in. This will keep the air dry, which help prevent irritation and keep you more comfortable.

Another good way to prevent allergies from catching up to you- inside and outside- is to keep things clean. Regularly vacuuming will keep you from trekking allergens into your home, which will in turn keep you from having any sneezing fits. And to keep yourself even more safe, be sure to check your air filters, and replace them if needed. Clean air filters will also help keep the air in your home free of floating allergies.

St. Francis Urgent Care Will Put Your Sneeze at Ease

And if you have any questions, St. Francis Urgent Care is here to help. Our staff is ready to address any concerns you have, and to help you deal with your allergies, as well as bruises, sprains, and lacerations that may come with spring cleaning and sports. We also offer both walk-in appointments, and online check-ins for your convenience. If you’re experiencing severe reactions, however, you should instead go to the emergency room.

St. Francis Urgent Care strives to serve our patients with the highest level of service through respect, integrity, and quality.