Allergies: How You’re Making Them Worse!

Playing Ways You’re Making Your Allergies Worse!

Allergy sufferers have it rough when they flare up, but are you doing something that is actually making them worse? The Doctors discuss some possible ways you might be making it harder than it has to be.

Not Wearing Your Glasses

“When that hay fever season hits, if you wear your glasses instead of your contracts, you can actually block out a lot of those allergens from getting into your eyes,” ER physician Dr. Travis Stork suggests.

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Hanging Your Laundry Outside To Dry

“All that pollen, settles on [your laundry]… and then you take your sheets and your towels inside, roll around in them, put it all over your face. So, when it is allergy season, do your laundry inside,” OB-GYN Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares.

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Taking Your Allergy Medication In The Morning

“Allergic symptoms peak in the morning hours. You are better severed to take your medication at night before you go to sleep. [You will] get those antihistamine levels up in your blood, so that when you wake up in the morning, you’re good to go,” Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon says.

Dr. Stork reminds the audience that if you’re experiencing worrisome or new allergy symptoms, check with your physician or medical care provider about the best possible treatment option.