Mild winter equals bad allergies
How to fight seasonal symptoms
- Duration 5:00
- Date Apr 10, 2012
How to fight seasonal symptoms
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A major problems allergy -- right now after a very warm winter is one of side effects doctor Bassett in our largest at NYU medical center is joining us and document carries us and with -- a physician and professor of public health.
At Johns Hopkins hospital welcome -- you both and your viewers are anxiously what we -- tips.
Because if -- our crew is any indication we're all suffering a lot from these allergies these this year I'm doctor -- you know it's a real allergy.
And not just -- spring cold.
The big tip is a letter -- -- us.
It's units of the eyes nose and throat drives people crave sleep typically people with seasonal allergies it's important to have a plan in place.
This figure out just get tested get treated.
-- -- -- Talk about some survival tips today so people can be better prepared -- staying outdoors feeling better this season.
And make sure they don't have a cold or sinus from the indeed have seasonal allergies testing is a very simple -- can deal with in the office within fifteen -- twenty minutes.
-- want to get survival tips today talk about the best approaches medications avoidance measures.
Right let's get a job at that because what are the tips as written -- -- -- that what are they did tips was just Wear waterproof mascara which didn't really sound like it was gonna solve anything at least not for great gift -- maybe it.
Maybe for me of -- documentarian but what I -- is CI issue I George was writing us and he said.
Let's -- do anything to stop the itchy eyes and I feel like I should consider shots.
What -- what would you say to someone like George.
Well well as I doctor -- person I get you doctor -- Sunglasses are really the best preventive measure for the itchy watery eyes that are classic for these allergies with pollen you know this is a fourth -- -- warmest.
Winter in record and them that pollen counts for so -- in March a lot of people thought they had the flu.
When in fact they had these -- reaction I think that's one of the best things you can do.
We think it's just inside doctor bass is I mean -- -- -- the sunglasses.
To anchor the show my.
-- at work and I think it would work to preface this so why -- I -- inside.
-- we talk about watch wisely.
Sunglasses I have a right here their wonderful to block -- -- entry washing your eyelids in the morning champ pulling your hair nighttime to get rid of all that pollen that it's.
You Politburo Harris basically upon -- and so by avoiding hair -- wearing a hat I have my pollen -- here.
All of these things will reduce -- entry from coming back into your bedroom back and trickle and you wake up feeling refreshed the next day.
That's about planning ahead is doctor -- mentioned the active massive web that's have a question about getting pollen inside the house as well it once it's and -- suggests and then there's nothing you can do about it except to suffer.
Or is or something we can do.
To make sure that that pollen as irritating presence is not going to be an issue well indoor air filtration where they have to filter is reportable filter or -- home.
Speculation -- and it goes in your central heating or air conditioning system is a wonderful way to clean the air.
Reduce exposure to have one -- -- and other things that can drive you crazy particularly during the season or throughout the year again have a plan in place.
The people that suffer quite a bit as he mentioned before allergy shots.
They're very helpful the only immune treatment known.
That alters the progression of allergic disease and it is suffering like a lot of my patients are here in New York City you wanna do something about -- you wanna go for the long term relief -- Well and just the thought of a shot that doctor.
-- and -- and Miguel Angel like out of out I want that shot and I hear -- and again.
I directory carry that of her friends -- say listen I've tried everything -- -- the clarinet in the Benadryl I tried everything single thing out there and then I've mixed all of them.
And thinks he has to be working it is there a strategic way to go about allergy medication and and -- you know you've really hit the point where.
Maybe you should consider some of the injections that doctor Bassett missed -- showing us.
Well that's a good point because those medications are really the first line after prevention and there's other things are sometimes -- Taylor's.
And it but he can't -- -- lifestyle and get around it and and the medicines aren't working it's important get tested first before you just get a shot.
Doctor -- will -- only about 30% of people truly have the allergy.
In a lot of people.
The pollen just affects their day to day right and I -- -- -- a lot of people wake up in the morning and blow there nose.
It's not an allergy it's just -- normal -- niacin baseline life than those people are especially at rest at risk for the pollen sort of affecting their breeding.
And causing some sneezing even if they don't have the true and a body so it's important get tested -- Now it sounds like -- -- sector -- real quick here any final survival to sit in cover yes two things an apple of day normally keeps the doctor away however there are certain people of the 70% of seasonal allergies certain fruits and vegetables like trees apples -- -- Can actually aggravate allergies also.
-- -- -- Plants are good I have the -- lacked and I have the iris ally like it's not a good -- -- -- allergies.
The iris much better -- now just -- what survival tips we're feeling your family.
My thinking for the prospect cafe in the flowers very nice nicely done and actually carried if they had Isabelle thank you both hopefully our viewers you get a little help because and knowing you're suffering from out -- It's tacky just kind of sit there and suffer -- -- not today gentlemen not today thank you very much about that you you.