The holiday season brings joy, but for allergy sufferers, it can present unique challenges. Board certified allergist Dr. Allen Lieberman offers valuable insights to enhance winter wellness, ensuring a healthier and happier celebration.
- Asthma Awareness:
As cooler weather sets in, those with asthma face increased challenges. The winter season, with its cold fronts, can elevate the risk of respiratory infections and worsen asthmatic symptoms. Ensure your inhalers are current and used as prescribed to mitigate these risks.
Unmasking Hidden Allergens:
- Holiday dinners often hide allergens in festive dishes. Mashed potatoes may contain dairy, dressings may hide nuts. When unsure of ingredients, especially when labels aren’t visible, err on the side of caution and avoid uncertain foods.
- Indoor Allergen Vigilance:
- With cooler weather prompting more indoor activities, exposure to indoor allergens like dust, pet fur, and dander increases. Consistently take prescribed allergy medications to prevent triggering or worsening allergic and asthmatic symptoms.
- Guard Against Sinus Infections:
- Extended colds can lead to secondary sinus infections. Dry indoor heat can contribute to nasal membrane dryness. To reduce the risk, incorporate saline nasal rinses multiple times a day into your routine.
- Mindful of Mold:
- Even in the transition from fall ragweed to winter cedar, mold remains a trigger for some allergy sufferers. Stay on top of your allergy medications to manage symptoms associated with mold exposure, both indoors and outdoors.
Choose comprehensive allergy and asthma care with Dr. Allen K. Lieberman, a Board Certified Allergist at Austin Family Allergy & Asthma. Offering solutions for cedar fever, hay fever, oak allergies, asthma, and more, our practice prioritizes the well-being of patients of all ages. Schedule your appointment today with convenient same-day or next-day availability, including some Saturdays. Call 512-346-7936 to elevate your well-being. ¡Sí, Hablamos español!