In early Fall do you start to have a stuffy, runny nose, itchy eyes? You’re probably allergic to ragweed. Ragweed is the most common trigger for hay fever and is so common 1 out of every 5 people have a reaction to it. So, aside from living in a bubble, what can we do to get revenge on our allergies?
You can start by limiting your contact with ragweed, by limiting your exposure you can lower the risk of your symptoms. How do you limit your exposer? Track the pollen counts, the Ear, Nose and Throat Institute tracks where the pollen is and how strong it is on our Instagram: See Here. Try and stay inside when they are high at peak hours, pollen counts are lower in the early morning and late afternoon. Ragweed can stick to skin and clothing, so make sure to change your clothes and wash your hands after you’ve been outside.
It is important to get tested to make sure you really have a ragweed allergy, using OTC (over-the-counter) allergy medications can cause serious issues and can take as long as two weeks to start working. At the Ear, Nose and Throat Institute we offer allergy test and treatment options, with same-day and Saturday appointments available at 12 locations throughout Georgia. Don’t let your allergies ruin another moment of your life, come see us today for forever revenge on your allergies!