Helpful Tips for Managing Fall Allergies

Though the change in season certainly affords us crisp, comfortable temperatures as well as beautiful fall leaves and colors, it also brings with it a variety of allergies.  If you are one of the many allergy sufferers constantly on the lookout for the perfect allergy medicine, you may find our fall allergy tips quite helpful. 

Here at Riverside Medical Group in New Jersey we see thousands of patients year after year who suffer from the discomforts of allergies.  With that said we thought it would benefit our many valued patients if we shared our list of helpful tips for managing those annoying fall allergies.

Be Aware of Allergy Symptoms

Most, if not all seasonal allergies, affect your eyes, nose, mouth, and sinuses although not every allergy sufferer will experience the same affected areas.  Typical allergy symptoms include, but are not limited to, a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, watery eyes, itchy eyes, coughing, bloodshot eyes, sinus congestion and sinus pain all of which are seasonal irritants linked to seasonal allergies.  

These indicators and seasonal irritants will differ from individual to individual with varied substances triggering the allergy effects.  In addition, allergy irritants will also differ from season to season, which is why it is so important to note when you suffer most from your symptoms so as to determine what exactly it is you are allergic to.  From tree and grass pollen, to weed pollen and ragweed as well as dust, mold and pet dander the sources of allergy symptoms can be many. 

If you suffer with persistent allergy symptoms, then perhaps it is time for you to reach out to our dedicated staff here at the Riverside Allergy Group and schedule an appointment with one of our highly experienced immunologists or allergists.   We have clinic locations in Belleville, Clifton, Hoboken Bloomfield, and Jersey City,

Know the Medications Available

There are many over the counter antihistamine medications available on the market today for the treatment of allergy symptoms, including but not restricted to, Claritin, Zyrtec and Benadryl, all of which have equal performance levels.  Experimenting with the various medications available will help you find the one that works best for you in relieving your allergy symptoms and providing you with some level of comfort. Keep in mind, however, that most, if not all of these medications can cause drowsiness and should not be taken if you are driving or having to work with machinery. 

If you find over time that there simply is not an over the counter medication that works for you, then be sure to schedule an appointment with one of our allergists here at the Riverside Allergy Clinic in New Jersey to discuss the various types of prescription medications that are available. 

Nasal Sprays and Steam Machines Offer Added Relief

For those people who simply cannot get enough relief from their seasonal allergies by taking medications only, often times nasal sprays, whether medicated or not, can help to manage the congestion you are suffering from as well as that annoying post nasal drip.  These sprays can relieve swelling and inflammation in the nasal passage and help you to breathe a whole lot easier. They can also help to add moisture to a dry nasal passage again assisting with better breathing. 

If you are one of the many who suffer with severe congestion during allergy seasons, the team here at Riverside Allergy Group recommend you use a steam machine to clear up your severely congested nasal cavities and sinuses. 

Allergy season can certainly put quite a damper on your life causing you grave discomfort morning, noon and night.  However, when you put your trust in our dedicated team of immunologists and allergists here at the River Allergy Group rest assured you will find the utmost satisfaction with not only our treatment options, but our highly reputable team of skilled specialists who are on hand to help with your every need.  Contact our team today and schedule your appointment with one of our allergists. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with a personalized treatment plan for your seasonal allergies.

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