Colorado Springs Pollen Report For July 25, 2017
Allergy Tip of the Day: Ragweed Allergy
If you’re suffering from hay fever symptoms in the late summer or fall, consult an allergist about the possibility of a ragweed allergy. Your allergist can confirm a diagnosis with a skin test – applying a diluted allergen to the surface of your skin and waiting about 15 minutes to see if there is a reaction, such as a raised red bump that itches.
Ragweed allergies can be treated with antihistamines and other allergy medications.
To avoid pollen, know which pollen you are sensitive to and then check pollen counts. In late summer and early fall, during ragweed season, levels are highest in the morning.
Keep your windows closed at all times both at home and in the car.
Remember that pollen can be tracked into your home via your clothes, your hair or your pet – so change your clothes after being outside for long periods of time, shower before going to bed and wash your hands after petting an animal that has been outside.