Air purifiers are extremely effective in removing pollen, dander, dust, mold spores, and other allergens from the air you breathe. We would recommend you get a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) air purifier. Running a free-standing unit in the main rooms of your house or in your office at work will help you to maintain cleaner air in those areas.
Strategies for Pollen
Pollen counts directly affect symptoms depending on the season and what is pollinating. Once you know what you’re allergic to, you can start following pollen count forecasts. Pollen.com is a great resource to check forecasts and also learn about the pollens in your area. You can also follow us on Facebook, our team posts daily pollen counts during pollen season.
Keeping windows closed and running the air conditioner or air purifiers during pollen season can greatly reduce your exposure to pollens inside your home and in your car.
Strategies for Pets
Keeping pets out of the bedroom and the bedroom door shut will help decrease your pet exposure. You can also clean frequently, replace the carpet with hard flooring, frequently bathe your pet and run air purifiers.
Medications can frequently control allergy symptoms. Our team will discuss further options at your appointment.
Similar to allergy injections, sublingual immunotherapy decreases the severity of allergic symptoms by exposing the patient to their allergen in small, controlled doses over a long period of time. Drops of the allergen are dispensed under the tongue, so no painful shots are needed.
Please note that while Sublingual Immunotherapy is used throughout most of Europe, South America, Australia, and various Asian Countries, the FDA is still reviewing the treatment in the United States. For this reason, insurance currently does not cover the sublingual immunotherapy however, patients can often use Flex Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts to pay for the drops. As a courtesy, allergy drops can be conveniently shipped to our patients (shipping costs may apply).