Attention athletes and sports fans! Fall school sports are returning. We have tips to help you make the most of this season while keeping allergy and asthma symptoms at bay.
1️⃣ Plan Ahead: Before hitting the court or field, check your local pollen counts. Time your activities to avoid high pollen counts, typically early morning or late afternoon. Get the latest pollen counts at our website.
2️⃣ Medication Matters: Make sure your inhaler or allergy medication is always within reach. Having a game plan for emergencies lets you focus on the game, not your symptoms.
3️⃣ Stay Hydrated: Heat can trigger asthma symptoms. Keep sipping water throughout your games to keep your airways hydrated.
4️⃣ Warm-Up Wisely: A good warm-up routine not only enhances your performance but can also help prevent asthma symptoms during physical activities.
5️⃣ Breathing Techniques: Practice deep breathing techniques to strengthen your lungs and enhance your lung capacity. This can be a game-changer in managing asthma symptoms.
6️⃣ Team Communication: If you’re playing with friends, let them know about your allergies or asthma. They can be your allies in case of emergencies.
7️⃣ Cool-Down Comfort: After the game, take time to cool down and let your body gradually adjust. This can help prevent sudden asthma flare-ups.
With proper planning and awareness, returning to school sports can be an exciting and enriching journey for everyone, regardless of their allergies and asthma. Our board-certified allergists, experienced PAs and friendly office staff are here to answer questions and help be prepared. Contact us today!