Asthma & Allergy Triggers Are Making An Appearance

Last Updated 3/23/2023In ARS Wellness, Homepage Feed

Did you know that Spring is from March 20, 2023 through June 21, 2023!?

It’s springtime, and we will soon enjoy warmer weather and all the other beautiful things within this season. But one thing is for sure; spring allergy symptoms will become more dominant and possibly trigger asthma. Check out ways to help you and your family during the allergy season.

4 Tips To Ensure You Enjoy The Spring Season

Source: https://www.lung.org/

  1. Check your outdoor air quality. Every day. If you plan to move your physical activity outside, remember to scope out the environment first and be aware of any obvious triggers. The quality of the air we breathe outdoors affects each of us and can be especially troublesome for people with asthma. Check daily air quality levels and air pollution forecasts in your area.
  2. Lawn and garden maintenance. Before working in the yard, check your local pollen count and consider gardening in the early morning or evening when the pollen count is at its lowest. Fertilizers and freshly cut grass can worsen asthma symptoms. When working the yard, consider wearing a particle mask (available at hardware stores) to keep from breathing in tiny particles.
  3. It's a bug's life. Citronella candles and bug spray may keep mosquitoes at bay but can also trigger an asthma episode. It may help to stay several feet away from any strong smelling candles, and when using mosquito repellent, choose lotions that are unscented instead of aerosol sprays. Other tips that may help you avoid using repellant products are to empty flower pot liners or other containers holding water, wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants and socks when outside, and stay indoors at sunrise and sunset when mosquitoes are most active.
  4. Use medications as prescribed. While limiting exposure to triggers can be helpful, you can never eliminate contact from all potential items that cause asthma and allergy symptoms. Always be sure to use your preventive or controller medications as prescribed, even if you are feeling well. If you have asthma, remember to keep your quick-relief medicine close at hand in case of a flare-up. Other tools that can help guide your outdoor plans include a peak flow meter and a written Asthma Action Plan.

Talk with your healthcare provider. Be sure to keep him or her informed if you begin having trouble controlling your asthma or allergy symptoms during the spring months

Read the full story: Don't Fear Spring Allergies and Asthma 

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Crystal Ingersoll, Middle School Visual Arts TeacherMs. Crystal Ingersoll is the Middle School Visual Arts Teacher here at American Renaissance School in Downtown Statesville, NC.
Tracy Sain, Board ChairTracy Sain is the Board Chair on the Board of Directors here at American Renaissance School here in Downtown Statesville, North Carolina.
Falon Speaks, SecretaryFalon Speaks is the Secretary on the Board of Directors here at American Renaissance School here in Downtown Statesville, North Carolina.
Danny Carpenter, TreasurerDanny Carpenter the Treasurer on the Board of Directors here at American Renaissance School here in Downtown Statesville, North Carolina.
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