March 18, 2019
The first day of spring has finally arrived! After a long and cold winter, everyone has sunshine and warmer temps on their minds. The start of the spring season also brings fresh blooms and plenty of pollen that’s guaranteed to give the majority of us a case of the sneezes.
Start Taking Medication for Allergies Now
Allergy medication often works best when it’s taken before your allergies start to flare up. Several over-the-counter options such as pills or nasal sprays provide relief quickly when taken consistently. Check with your healthcare provider if you’re unsure which medication type could be best for you.
If you suffer from severe asthma, don’t wait to schedule your next Nucala, Xolair or Fasenra injection at one of our many convenient locations until the pollen count is completely out of hand. If pollen is one of your triggers, take precautions during the spring season. Limit your time outside on days with high pollen counts and severe weather, shower after exposure to pollen and do not drive with your car windows down.
Try a Neti Pot
If you haven’t yet tried a neti pot, there’s no time like the present. This device, available at most drugstores, helps flush irritants and allergens out your sinuses — which could be helpful to use once your allergies are already in full attack mode. It’s recommended to use distilled water or a saline solution for best results.
Give Herbal Remedies a Shot
Assuming you don’t have any contraindications, natural remedies like quercetin and nettle leaf might help reduce allergy symptoms. Nettle leaf reduces the body’s ability to produce histamine, and quercetin helps reduce inflammation. Start taking these pre-emptively along with your allergy medication if you get the go-ahead from your healthcare provider.
Invest in Your Gut Health with Probiotics
Probiotics play an important role in supporting your overall health. Whether you get probiotics from yogurt, kombucha or via a supplement, there’s basically no downside to probiotics. Your gut is where your immune system gets its strength, so making sure it’s as healthy as can be will help your allergies in turn.
Therapies We Administer
IVX Health administers high quality infusion and injection therapies, including:
Severe Asthma Treatments at IVX Health
If injections like Nucala, Xolair or Fasenra are a part of your health plan, then consider scheduling your next appointment at IVX Health. IVX Health makes it possible for you to get your treatment on your own schedule with the comforts of home at any of our offices. You can receive your treatment while catching up on Netflix or by simply hanging out with friends or family in your own private room. You can bring your laptop and work if you’re on a tight deadline at work, or you can even bring your spouse and call it a date! It’s the right care at the right place to get your health on track.
Because we’re invested in helping you live your best life, we offer appointments during days, evenings and on Saturdays at any of our convenient locations. If you’re ready to experience the difference IVX Health can make in your life, click here to learn how to move your injection to IVX Health.