Doctors prep for allergy battle after mild winter
Dr. Alanna Levine explains
- Duration 3:49
- Date Mar 19, 2012
Dr. Alanna Levine explains
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And welcome back we have lived outside where it is a beautiful happy to -- -- just today we've been dealing with a mild winter nationwide.
Setting us up -- possibly for a serious allergy season and while many of us will likely be sneezing our way through.
-- you doctors are here they're ready to help right.
Doctor a lot of Levine joins us now -- -- -- baby center dot com and a spokesperson for the American academy of pediatrics gives you.
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So I don't know about you but I'm done and are at AME I started to take my allergy medicines -- -- noticed cracks in -- and -- in the running as.
The difference between whether as a cold towards an allergy have always wonder you know it's hard to -- her death because you sort of feel like congestion coughing.
But if your symptoms persist for more than two weeks -- not really changing getting worse.
If you notice at the same time of year all the time you're filling those symptoms and it's much more likely -- -- -- If you look cold -- last two weeks it's gonna start getting worse and probably turn into something else and that will be clue that maybe it's infectious and not -- you regulate lets me know when it's cold bowl.
-- all right.
He brought some props here the list goes through this what are.
Things that people can do so the best you can do it is.
Prevention I'd much rather be preventing allergies than having to treat them -- and ways that you can prevent them is to stay inside during the early morning hours that's -- the pollen count tends to be the highest.
You want to close your bedroom windows that you didn't -- pounds not flooding into your room -- you're gonna spend a lot of time.
Do you want to be sure to take -- shower.
At the end of the day did get outside the -- in the lottery don't -- it again for sure and watch the close.
I'm a high performance air filter can be -- -- And if all else fails and you're still suffering menu interns at Madison artists talk about us so very easy are they -- -- -- means that you can take you there once or twice today depending on which one you use.
For kids say coming great forms or -- little tablets disintegrating tablet they have liquid also it's very easy thing to give to people.
And it's also a lot of -- -- -- over the counters there's a lot more access -- people have to them.
So this this is their tags here -- -- -- which is what example than it has okay.
It also nasal watching this is good are good visit nasal -- -- -- saline water that's.
I like the watch out and I think that's it was a first -- because it really just sort of clears your nasal passages.
Com the next step would be a nasal spray you don't wanna get addicted to write you don't know who want to overdo it mother certain ones that can be Dick de Nancy wanna talk -- Physician about which ones to choose.
Com but it's a really simple way just to sort of boost the exact.
They antihistamine you're taking the eye drops -- Qaeda is okay that's one of my favorites because when your eyes are watery runny -- it just makes you feel horrible.
I'm and I find that I -- really can help.
With the other medication right about what about the allergy shots that boost your immunity got to go to an -- for that a doctor -- we've got to get -- Wow scary look at video on that exaggerate how do you I don't not really that big I'm but I wanna get a good -- there.
-- so for people who.
Don't get better with the standard measures that we talked about and they're really suffering those occasions that I send to the allergist -- do look.
Full panel of testing to find out what you're actually allergic to do and then -- customized.
Your allergy shot release on what your out your specific allergies are.
Anything else you got about twenty seconds left.
Well I think that you know you really want to sort of pay attention.
-- what your triggers are so you sort of -- you -- anticipated so if you're springtime allergies sucker you wanna start those medications early.
If it's winter if it's ball and that's -- time here that things get bad for you.
-- you know be proactive and stay ahead of the game it changes your body that's so doctor -- being great stuff thanks very much.
Have a safe and.