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Monday 7:30-5:00

Tuesday-Friday 8:00-5:00

Saturday-Sunday Closed

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Monday 7:30-12:30; 2:30-4:30

Tuesday 8:30-12:30; 2:30-4:30

Wednesday 8:30-12:30; 2:30-5:00

Thursday 8:30-12:30; 2:30-4:30

Friday 8:30-12:30

Phone: (320)214-1100
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Tips for Managing Spring Allergies

Spring officially arrived, bringing with it Spring allergies that cause misery for millions of Americans. But there are ways folks can get relief, a medical expert says.

"The key to surviving spring allergies is knowing what triggers your symptoms," Dr. James Sublett, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, said in a college news release.

"Because there can be millions of pollen particles in the air, finding allergy relief can seem nearly impossible for some. But by knowing what triggers your allergy symptoms and how to avoid these allergens, you can be on your way to a sneeze-free season," he said.

The college offers some tips for dealing with spring allergies:

  • Avoid clothing made of synthetic fabrics, which, when rubbed together, can create an electrical charge that attracts pollen. Opt for natural fibers such as cotton, which also breathe better and stay drier, making them less likely to harbor mold.
  • Exercise outdoors when pollen counts are at their lowest -- before dawn and in the late afternoon and early evening. Because exercise causes you to breathe more deeply and inhale more pollen, try to do vigorous workouts indoors. If you're going out for an easy walk, take a nondrowsy antihistamine before you go.
  • If you garden, take an antihistamine about a half hour before you go outside. Digging up dirt can stir up pollen, so you should wear gloves and a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)-rated 95 filter mask. Try not to touch your eyes. When you go back inside, wash your hands, hair and clothes.
  • Limit your exposure to indoor allergens to help reduce the severity of your spring allergies. Vacuum your furniture, leave your shoes by the door, shower often, cover floors with washable throw rugs, and use a dehumidifier and an air purifier with a HEPA filter.
  • If your allergy medications don't provide sufficient relief, consider allergy shots.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, news release, March 20, 2015

www.medicinenet.com


The Allergy & Asthma Specialty Clinic is the premier facility in West Central Minnesota for the treatment of allergy, asthma, and immunologic diseases. We know that living with the symptoms of allergy and asthma can range from being annoying to potentially life threatening. That is why our entire focus is on you our patient. From research, to prevention, to the latest in treatment options, our goal is helping you breathe easier season after season.

Dr. Ellingson is very thorough. She realizes that allergies and asthma relate to other parts of the body and other disease systems. She wants to treat the cause, not just the symptoms.

Dr. Ellingson also believes in patient education; our staff spends a great deal of time teaching our patients the why's and how's of their disease. The better informed you are about allergies and asthma, the more proactive you can be in your treatment.

The Allergy and Asthma Clinic is headquartered in Willmar, Minnesota with satellite offices in Marshall and Hutchinson.