The New Normal? Hay Fever in January
You’ve heard about it from friends and loved ones: itchy eyes, sore throats and all the other common allergy symptoms that seem to strike earlier each year. A recent news story covered the phenomenon:
I have some quibbles with the methodologies proposed above, but not with the premise. It is true that an unseasonably warm winter has led to higher pollen counts and a host of other lingering particulates in the air. And it is also true that suffering in silence isn’t necessary.
The best thing you can do to protect yourself from seasonal rhinitis is to get evaluated by an experienced ENT. Allergy testing and proper precautions can go a long way toward keeping serious symptoms at bay, including the dreaded sinusitis that can arise if inflammation is left unchecked for too long.
Contact the Los Angeles Sinus Institute today to learn more about how you can fight back against allergies in the dead of winter and all year round.