Allergy Season Is Here!

Allergies Allergy Symptoms Avoiding

Allergy season in Denver typically begins in February, running through October. However, most severe allergies peak between April through June. Here are some tips to help you get ready for allergy season:

Start Early

  • Talk to your doctor: Discuss your allergy history and develop a treatment plan. They may recommend starting medication, such as antihistamines or nasal steroids, a few weeks before allergy season typically starts in your area.
  • Track pollen counts: Keep an eye on local pollen reports. Two popular pollen tracking apps offering daily updates on pollen levels for different allergens are My Pollen Forecast and Allergy Plus. This will help you plan your outdoor activities and adjust your precautions accordingly.

Minimize Exposure

  • Limit outdoor time: When pollen counts are high, stay indoors as much as possible, especially during peak pollen hours (typically in the morning and evening).
  • Keep windows closed: This will help prevent pollen from entering your home. Use air conditioning if needed, and consider using a HEPA air filter to trap allergens.
  • Change clothes and shower: After spending time outdoors, especially on high pollen count days, change your clothes and shower to remove pollen from your hair and skin.

Other Helpful Tips

  • Clean your home: Do a thorough cleaning before allergy season starts to remove dust, mold, and other allergens. Wash curtains, bedding, and rugs in hot water.
  • Wear a mask outdoors: On high pollen count days, consider wearing an N95 mask, KN95 mask, KF94 mask, or even a surgical mask, especially if you’ll be doing yard work or spending time outdoors for extended periods.
  • Consider local honey: Some studies suggest that consuming local honey may help reduce allergy symptoms, though more research is needed.

These tips can help you minimize the impact of allergy season and enjoy the spring and summer months. If you have any concerns about your allergies, consult the team at ENTOne for personalized advice.

Disclaimer: This is general information and not a substitute for professional medical advice. All advice and suggestions offered via the website or newsletters should be discussed with a physician prior to being implemented. Always consult a physician for specific guidance, especially if you have any pre-existing conditions. SurgOne, PC and ENTOne PC are not liable for any adverse reactions that may occur by implementing advice or suggestions that appear here.

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