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Seven Tips for Allergy Sufferers from the Health Experts at NurseWise


 
PRLog - May 14, 2014 - ST. LOUIS -- Allergy season has arrived and brought with it a green haze of pollen and allergens, leaving seasonal allergy sufferers longing for relief. The Registered Nurses from NurseWise, a nurse triage and health education provider, have complied a list of tips to help you successfully manage your exposure and reaction to harmful allergens.

“Millions of people suffer from seasonal allergies and depending on the day, symptoms can range from discomfort to unbearable,” said Kimberly D. Tuck, RN, Chief Executive Officer of NurseWise. “Our nurses have compiled a list of useful tips to help you get through allergy season more comfortably.”

1.    Consult a doctor. The first step in addressing any health issue should always be talking to a medical professional. Set up an appointment with your Primary Care Provider (PCP) or allergist to discuss your symptoms and concerns. Your doctor can perform allergy testing to determine your level of sensitivity to specific allergens and prescribe medications or natural remedies to help manage your body’s reaction to irritants.

2.    Monitor the allergy index in your area. Pay close attention to the allergy index in your area. Most TV stations broadcast allergy forecasts during weather segments. There are also websites, apps, emails and SMS messaging programs that can alert you to conditions in your area.

3.    Turn on the air conditioner. When at home or riding in an automobile, turn on the air conditioner, instead of using window ventilation. Open windows unnecessarily expose you to allergen triggers.

4.    Keep resting places clean. Pollen deposits on cars, linen and air filters. Wash your automobile and linens, and change air filters often to reduce your indoor exposure to allergens. Also, be certain to take a bath or shower before going to bed to lessen pollen buildup on linens.

5.    Diet can make a difference. Eat clean and drink plenty of water. Sugars, wheat, dairy and processed foods can increase the onset and intensity of allergic reactions and stimulate mucus production. Drink plenty of water to flush and hydrate your system.

6.    Try natural remedies. Ask your doctor, a chiropractor or conduct your own research for natural cures for seasonal allergies. Many sufferers experience relief from consuming herbal teas, locally harvested organic honey and nutritional supplements.

7.    Wear natural fibers. Wearing cool, lightweight cotton clothing and other natural fibers can provide soothing relief to your skin.Inflammation from allergies can be further escalated when unnatural fibers rub close to the skin. If you wear professional attire for work or school, be sure to wear clothing made from natural materials that allow your pores to breathe.

For more information about allergies and asthma, visit www.aaaai.org/home.aspx.

About NurseWise

NurseWise is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation that is in the business of providing multilingual telehealth (nurse triage and health education) services. We partner with health plans, hospitals, providers, colleges and universities, and other specialty organizations to ensure all callers have access to high quality, appropriate care. Our services are designed to encourage callers to become active participants in their health care, engaging in activities that promote appropriate utilization of care resources as well as better health outcomes for individuals and their families. We have provided uninterrupted service every day since 1995. NurseWise experienced Customer Care Professionals and Registered Nurses at our call centers across the country provide Care.Right.Now. through delivery of health information, education, and advice in a culturally and linguistically sensitive manner. NurseWise has locations in Tempe, Ariz.; El Paso, Texas; Tyler, Texas; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; and St. Louis, Mo.

For more information, please visit our website www.nursewise.com or contact us today at info@nursewise.com.

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