Family Health: Preventing Spring Allergies

While springtime brings warmer weather, it also brings dreaded seasonal spring allergies for millions of Americans every year. Allergy sufferers in Bexar and surrounding counties can check the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America website or The Weather Channel app for local pollen and mold reports.

Some common symptoms of Spring allergies include:

  • Itchy eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Scratchy throat
  • Cough
  • Itching in the mouth, ears, nose and throat

Tips to prevent seasonal Spring allergies:

  • 1.Stay indoor when pollen counts are high
  • 2.Limit your time outside. If you must be outside, take a shower immediately after.
  • 3.Keep your windows shut

There are symptoms of seasonal allergies that can resemble that of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease such as: sore throat, fatigue and headache. This chart from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America can help guide you in determining if you may be experiencing symptoms of allergies or a respiratory illness like COVID-19.

Learn more about seasonal Spring allergies and talk to your doctor today to find the best solution for your family’s health.