Runny nose? CHECK
Sneezing and Coughing? CHECK
Watery eyes? CHECK
If you are currently experiencing one or more of these symptoms, you may be dealing with fall allergies. Fall allergies can typically start in late August and last all the way through October. Ragweed pollen can seep into the air around this time and cause your fall allergies to start. We know what you're thinking, "I don't have time for that!" Don't worry, our Lake of the Ozarks health clinics are here to give you a few fall allergy prevention tips to get you through the season. If you're not so sure what you are experiencing is just allergies and would like a professional opinion, call today and make an appointment with one of our healthcare providers at the Lake of the Ozarks. All of our phone numbers and locations can be found on our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.
5 Fall Allergy Prevention Tips
1. Take shower after you come in from being outside for a while.
Doing this can remove the allergens from skin quicker and hopefully keep you from getting allergy symptoms.
2. Keep the windows closed.
Leaving the windows open lets in that ragweed pollen and can turn your home into a fall allergy zone. It may be worth it to just shut all the windows and keep the outdoor air outside and keep the indoor air clean.
3. Cover yourself.
In the fall, it typically starts to get colder around here anyway, so cover yourself up. Wear long-sleeve shirts and pants to try and prevent those allergens from getting on your skin. Be sure to wash your clothes thoroughly.
4. Change your air filter.
You should be changing your air filter on a regular basis anyway, but this can be very easy to forget to do. Changing your filter can help keep your air clean and prevent allergens from traveling through it.
5. See your doctor if you have questions.
What seems like allergies may not always be just allergies. The best thing you can do is to ask your doctor if you are in doubt. It doesn't hurt to ask.
Make Your Fall Doctor Appointments Today With Central Ozarks Medical Center?
If you have got all of the symptoms of fall allergies but you're still not sure one hundred percent sure that's what you have, you should contact your local Lake of the Ozarks doctor as soon as possible before your symptoms get worse. Central Ozarks Medical Center has been providing quality health care in Central Missouri since 1979. Our mission is to increase access to comprehensive primary and preventative health care and to improve the health care status of underserved and vulnerable populations in Camden, Laclede, Miller, and Pulaski Counties. Check out our website at www.CentralOzarks.org to see all of the services we provide where to nearest COMC clinic is in relation to you.
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