Allergies can be awful! One minute you’re doing just fine, feeling great, sitting inside in the air-conditioned comfort of your Dunedin home. The next… you’re sneezing and coughing all over the place with red-rimmed eyes and a runny nose, all because you stepped outside to let the dogs out to relieve themselves. Allergies can be harsh, and almost everyone has some variation of spring or summer allergies. One person’s allergies will differ from another person’s allergies, so why not find out exactly where you lie on the spectrum? Allergy testing is a simple procedure at Polmed Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic, where you’ll learn what makes you sneeze, wheeze, and cough whenever you step outdoors.
Since everyone has some degree of allergies, Polmed Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic can help you rule out the most severe ones. And we offer treatment options to help you take control of your allergies, especially if they only make an appearance based on seasons. The truth is – seasonal allergies are often easier to cope with because you don’t always have them acting up. For instance, someone allergic to pollen will dread the onset of springtime when the yellow stuff is flying directly up to their nose.
What if You Work Outdoors?
Many allergy sufferers work outdoors. If that’s you, then that’s all the more reason to come in for a few tests to gauge where you are on the allergy spectrum. Alongside Polmed Primary Care and Walk-In Clinic treatment, you can combat seasonal allergies as an outdoor worker with the following steps.
- Please take off your work clothes and stick them in the wash as soon as you get home. Leave your shoes at the door.
- Start wearing a protective mask over your mouth and nose when doing outdoor work.
- When you head indoors, ensure the AC is on, and the air is filtered to clear your sinuses and relieve symptoms quickly.