Beat spring allergies
Allergy symptoms can mimic the common cold, with itchy and watery eyes, runny nose and congestion. If your symptoms are mild, you can often manage them yourself with over-the-counter medication and home remedies.
If your allergy symptoms are causing you concern, speak with a virtual clinic provider and get relief. KRH Care Anywhere providers are available 24/7 to help.
Spring allergy guide
Allergy symptoms are caused by your immune system overreacting to something in the environment – such as dust, pollen or pet dander – that triggers a reaction in people sensitive to it. In the spring, the most common allergy culprit is pollen as trees and grasses bloom, filling the air with tiny particles of pollen.
How to cope:
- Know what you are allergic to and take steps to minimize contact.
- Avoid going outdoors when pollen counts are high.
- Exercise in the morning or late evening when pollen counts are typically at their lowest.
- Use HEPA air conditioner filters and change them regularly.
- Take an over-the-counter allergy medication.
Spring into healthy habits
Spring is the season of renewal and new life – the perfect time of year to reset your lifestyle and kick unhealthy habits. Set goals to move more, eat healthier, enjoy the outdoors or get that screening test you’ve been putting off. Small changes can lead to big improvements in your physical and mental well-being.
Changing habits is hard and we can all use a little help. Your primary care provider is your partner in health and can help provide the tools you need to overcome challenges to your overall health and wellness. Schedule an appointment to discuss your health needs. If it’s been a while since your last visit, ask about screening tests that may be appropriate for you.
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