Is it Allergies or Sinusitis?

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Great tips to get you through allergy seasonFrom Florida Hospital – ApopkaPollen. It’s the magical fairy dust of spring. A rite of passage: yellow cars, yellow lawn furniture and beautiful blooming yellow flowers in your garden. It started in mid-February and will be with us until blossoms fall in April. If you’re like most of us, it’s also nature’s way of officially welcoming allergy season. After all, 35 million Americans suffer from nasal allergies and more than 37 million suffer from chronic sinus infections.But how do you know if it’s allergies or something more? Below are a few signs to help you tell the difference between these two conditions.Signs of allergies:Nasal congestionClear nasal dripItchy eyesA burning sensation in eyes or noseSigns of sinusitis:Fever and fatigueMild headacheChronic coughThick, green mucousSymptoms last more than 10 to 14 daysIf you suffer from any of the above symptoms and they don’t resolve within a week or so (and are unlikely to be a cold or flu), see your physician, who may refer you to an allergist or an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist.In the meantime, here are a few tips to help you get through the next few weeks:Don’t open your doors and windows, even if the weather is near perfect because it lets pollen inside your house or car. Instead, use your air conditioner. And by all means, break out the dust cloth and vacuum cleaner!Pollen counts are highest in the morning or until it rains. So keep that in mind if you’re planning outdoor activities. You may want to stay inside during the morning.If your kids are on spring break this week, or just playing outside, have them brush their hair or change their clothes as soon as they come inside. This way, they won’t track pollen inside.Get your kids to shower or bath in the evening so they aren’t tracking pollen into their beds. Hair is a pollen magnet.Have a furry friend? Chances are Fido is bringing a lot of pollen inside your home. Brush him before he comes in to cut down on pollen and stray pet hair!– See more on this subject here. TAGSallergiesFlorida Hospital – Apopkapollensinusitis Previous articleApopka High Drama Department presents “Neverwhere”Next articleAre Americans ready for self-driving cars? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom last_img

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *