Dr. Tim Franxman talks Spring Allergies with Fox19

Spring Allergies are here. Dr. Franxman talks with Fox19’s Kara Sewell about what you can do to help ease your allergies this spring.

Our spring allergy tips are:

  1. Find out what you are allergic to, allergy testing can be done in an allergist office and you leave your appointment knowing to what you are allergic.
  2. Start medication as soon as possible, over the counter medications like antihistamines or decongestants can help treat allergy symptoms.
  3. If there is a certain kind of pollen you are allergic to monitor pollen counts to help plan your day.
  4. Wear a mask for outdoor work, this can help minimize your exposure to pollen.
  5. Consider further steps with a board-certified allergist, if over the counter medications are not helping, an allergist can prescribe other medication and may recommend allergy shots.

Watch the full interview about easing allergies here: http://www.fox19.com/story/31654310/easing-allergies