MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2 / Fox 24) It’s that time of year when seasonal allergies are out to play. When children and adults spend more time outside, they are exposed to more allergens like dust, pollen, and grass, to name a few.
“The wind brings allergens from hundreds of miles away that can exacerbate problems all the time… and for allergy sufferers, it can be a miserable time of year,” said Dr. Miguel Wolbert from West Texas Allergy.
You may have already recognized the long-lasting allergy symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes, or congestion. Dr. Wolbert said a simple way to reduce the symptoms and exposure to allergens is to “leave the outside, outside.”
He said it’s essential for anyone who spends a lot of time outside to wash their hands and face right when they get inside to clean off all of the allergens. Dr. Wolbert also suggests, getting in the habit of taking a shower at night before bed.
Dr. Wolbert recommends that parents should stay on top of their children’s medication routine in the summer. “So when kids are sleeping in a little bit, and they are out of routine, they are not taking their allergy medications or their inhalers. So their symptoms may be a little bit worse,” he said.
Dr. Wolbert has been treating patients for eleven years and said with all of the new allergy treatments; there’s no reason allergies should control someone.
There are options to help dimish or even cure specific allergies, but first recognizing what your allergies are, all it takes a simple and painless evaluation.