Pollen is in the air — get ready for allergies
Dr. Aneysa Sane of Carilion Clinic said tree pollen is only at a moderate level in the Roanoke area but people who are more sensitive to pollen are already dealing with symptoms. At first, symptoms could get mixed up with coronavirus symptoms because both may cause congestion but Dr. Sane said it’s unusual for allergies to spark a loss of smell. It’s one thing to have allergies in your nose and eyes but Dr. If you want to check the pollen levels where you live, click here for a national allergy map.
Have allergies, but don’t want to go to the doctor in COVID-19 pandemic? These self-care methods might help
With sinus and allergy season in full swing, the coronavirus pandemic is causing more hesitation for allergy sufferers who would normally go to a doctor or hospital for treatment. “Sinus and allergy season is here,” Beven said. Some foods to consumeAntioxidants help shield cells from oxidative stress. Bioflavonoids enhance the action of Vitamin C and supports blood circulation, which can aid in fighting allergies, viruses or arthritis. These help keep the gut healthy, which is important since 80% of immunity resides in the gut.
Allergies getting a head start following warmer than usual winter
As a result, we’ve noticed a lot of things blooming sooner than usual in our area. Pollen levels are higher than you’d expect in early March, with maple, juniper and ash being the main culprits. A map from the National Phenology Network shows just how early spring leaves are blooming across our area. For instance, Roanoke has seen 102 nights in which the temperature has stayed above freezing since the beginning of October. Regardless, it may be time (already) to start packing the allergy medicine with you before you head out the door each day.