Ah, Hee, Ha-Choo! Bless you.
If this is the time of year you are reaching for tissues, there are tips to help.
As temperatures in western Wisconsin continue to rise, allergists at Prevea Health are encouraging spring allergy sufferers to create a strategy to combat the upcoming season. From diagnosing preexisting allergies to recommending medications, allergists say now is the time to prepare for the start of the allergy season beginning in April or May. Prevea Health provides allergy and asthma care at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls with Dr. Dylan Timberlake.
“Knowing which allergies trigger you and having medications on hand before the season starts can make a big difference because it can take a couple of weeks for medications to be effective,” says Dr. Timberlake. Most people’s seasonal allergy and asthma symptoms are triggered by pollen. The types of pollens that trigger symptoms vary from person to person and region to region. Pollen is produced by most trees in the spring; grasses during late spring and summer; and ragweed and other late-producing plants in late summer and early fall. Many allergists, including Dr. Timberlake agree pollen counts are increasing on a yearly basis and the trend will likely continue. CLICK HERE FOR MORE TIPS