Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring Fever!

Hopefully, you were able to get out and enjoy this beautiful weather this weekend.  Sunday really felt like the first day of spring in NYC and the streets were filled with bikers and runners all enjoying the end of winter.The streets and subways were also filled with the sound of frequent sneezes and bless you!

As much as I love spring, it does have a dark side- allergies. 

The temperate winter and early warm weather mean this going to be a brutal allergy season for those of you who suffer.  Allergist are expecting it to be a long, long season.  Don't fear, there are things you can do to prevent your allergies from interfering with enjoying this gorgeous season!

What are some signs you might have allergies?
  • itchy watery eyes, swollen eyes
  • fever
  • sinus pressure
  • frequent sneeze
  • runny nose
  • constant phlegm
  • rashes

How can you prepare?
  • You can track local pollen counts by zip code at http://www.pollen.com/
  • Visit your doctor or allergist to get the appropriate medications early on.
  • Carry extra medications, tissues, and your asthma medications with you. 
  • Try exercising early in the morning when pollen counts tend to be lower.
  • If you are especially sensitive, consider getting allergy shots to prevent symptoms.

Hopefully, with these tools, you'll avoid springs dark shadow & stay in it's beautiful light.

As always, please let me know if I can help.

It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!  ~Mark Twain