Do allergies have you sneezing and sniffling again? Nose running and eyes watering, you stumble your way through your day. If you live in Texas, you know that we have a pretty awful allergy season year round due to the high growth of allergen producing plants in the area. If you want to keep your face out of the tissue box, you need to know what allergens to look out for and how to combat them. Here are summer allergies in San Antonio.
You’ve seen it: yellow particles floating through the air, making their way into your clothing, bags, hair and everywhere you don’t want them to be. What you may not know are all the different kinds of plants that can produce this seasonal harassment. Common summer allergens include weeds (ragweed, pigweed), grasses (Bermuda grass, orchard grass, timothy grass) and oak pollen. You might not recognize all the names, but they are common plants around you that you wouldn’t suspect of ruining your day.
The levels of pollen circulating sky rockets during the spring and summer months because as the vegetation attempt to reproduce, the pollen particles being their way to spread. Depending upon the weather conditions, the pollen from these plants can travel miles and miles. It may seem crazy how much these everyday plants can affect us, but there are ways that you can prevent your allergies form taking over your life!
If you’re not already on an allergy medication, you’ll want to meet with your doctor and discuss the medication that is right for you. Other ways to keep yourself free of sneezing, coughing and itching are to keep yourself clean: make sure to wash your hands before touching your face and shower when you get home to prevent spreading pollen throughout your home. Making sure you have an air filter in your home and that it is working properly is another way to keep your summer allergies to a minimum.
To help your home stay pollen free, keep your air filters clean and working and call Champion AC with any problems, questions, or concerns!
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.