Spring arrives every March with colorful flowers and green grass, all this color comes with seasonal allergies which arrive from the pollen and mold in the environment. So be ready to sneeze, cough, and have a runny nose and itchy eyes. This is the time to speak with your doctor and specialty pharmacist for help in identifying your allergy triggers. By knowing your triggers you can better manage your allergies inside and outside of your home.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI), spring allergies in most places start around February. The main offender is tree pollen as mentioned in the fact sheet from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (AAAAI).
In the summer, the AAAAI says that in the summer, different grasses, such as Timothy, Johnson, and Rye, release allergy-causing pollen.
In the fall, AAAAI advises us that allergies can grow mostly in any environment. The top culprits are weeds like ragweed.
YEAR-ROUND INDOOR ALLERGIES
According to the AAAAI, common year-round triggers of allergy and asthma symptoms are dust mites, pet allergens (found in the saliva, dander also known as dead skin flakes or urine of an animal with fur), cockroaches, smoke, insect bites, chlorine in swimming pools, candy ingredients, and indoor molds and mildew.
Your doctor/allergist may identify one or more allergens for which your allergist may have to recommend one or more medicines. Also, different forms of a medicine in combination with your specific body chemistry and living environments, the medicine may have higher effects in your body with different drug formulations not currently available at a regular pharmacy. Specialty pharmacies like Saf-T Drugs can prepare medicine best suited for your current situation. Medicines can be made-to-order in a new form of solid, liquid, spray, cream, oil, balm, powder, or gel. Saf-T Drug expert pharmacists are available to work with you, your doctor, and collaborate in managing your specific treatment.