Warm weather and flowers are finally arriving, so now more than ever, it’s
time to go outside! But for those suffering from allergies, inside may
be the safest place. But knowing what you’re up against and what
to look out for can make all the difference when trying to survive allergy
season. Just ask CaroMont Family Medicine’s
Kofi Asiedu, a nurse practitioner in Lake Wylie.
According to Asiedu, the top allergens for spring will likely come from
plants, grass and ragweed pollens. In Gaston County, tree pollen is likely
to be the biggest culprit. Asiedu also adds that some people may be at
higher risk than others. If you suffer from upper respiratory issues,
COPD, asthma, any kind of lung compromise or low immunity, or if you have
a family history of allergies, you have the greatest risk of being affected.
But you can limit your risks, Asiedu says. Wear a mask when you cut the
grass, drink more fluids and exercise regularly to help your chances.
While spring may be most cumbersome for allergy sufferers, every season
comes with its own risks. Use the handy guide below to find out what allergens
to look out for every month of the year and be sure to share this with
friends and family on