COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Spring is in full swing and with the time of year comes those pesky spring allergies.
So what can you do to minimize your symptoms and still enjoy the outdoors? Piedmont Columbus Regional’s Wellness Program Coordinator Dayton Preston stopped by News Leader 9 to tell us how to do just that.
Preston says the first step is going to see an allergist to identify exactly what is causing you problems.
Once you know exactly what you are allergic to, you can watch counts to determine the worst periods of the day for you to be outside and avoid them if possible.
Dry, warm and windy conditions are typically among the most brutal for allergy sufferers.
Preston also says you should limit the amount of excessive exercise you participate in outside, because heavy breathing will cause to take more deep breaths than you would exercising at a lower pace.
It is encouraged for you to get 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise per week.
You should also talk to your doctor about antihistamines.
Take a shower as soon as you come back in and clean your nose out with saline and you should be good to go.