April 2015

By Allergy & Asthma Specialists – 4/6/2015

As you already know, everything outdoors is covered with different types of pollen. Many adults and children can expect to suffer from itchy, watery, red eyes and an itchy, sneezy, runny nose for the next several months.

Hampton Roads is a great place to raise a family, but a terrible place for anyone suffering from seasonal allergies thanks to a sneeze-inducing combination of lush vegetation and a warm climate. People who move here from other areas are surprised when they develop allergies. But they soon learn that they’ve moved to the allergy capital of Virginia, and perhaps the nation.

Complete avoidance of pollen is impractical, but there are ways to reduce your family’s exposure:

Tips to manage the spring allergy season
• Keep windows and doors closed to prevent pollen from coming into your house.
• Drive your car with the windows up.
• Minimize outdoor morning activity. Pollen levels are highest between 5AM and 10AM.
• Stay indoors on high pollen count days.
• Windy days stir up pollen. Consider that when going outdoors.
• Pets bring pollen into your home after being outside.
• Don’t hang your laundry out to dry. Pollen will collect on it.
• Change your clothes and take a shower after being outside a long time.
• Avoid napping on fabric sofas which accumulate large amounts of pollens and dust.
• Take your allergy medications as directed by your allergy doctor.

If you or your child may be suffering from allergies, please call us at one of our four locations allergy clinics. Our allergy doctors are here to help you.
If you live in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, or Hampton Roads and are suffering from pollen and spring allergies, please call us at any of our 3 allergy clinics listed below. Our allergy doctors are here to help you.

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About our allergy clinics
For more than six decades the allergy doctors at Allergy & Asthma Specialists have been successfully treating children and adults in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and throughout Hampton Roads who suffer from pollen and spring allergies.