Seasonal weather changes can bring on allergies. For many, that means several uncomfortable symptoms.
Dr. Tania Elliott, a clinical instructor at NYU Langone and the Chief Medical Officer at Nectar, an allergy clinic in Manhattan joins “News All Day” on Wellness Monday to talk about how you can protect yourself, while also busting some general allergy myths.
Dr. Elliott says that fall means we have to contend with both outdoor and indoor allergies. She encourages New Yorkers to figure out when they’re experiencing symptoms (when you’re outside versus when you’re at home) and then start to find ways to reduce the allergens that are around.
For example, if you’re allergic to dust mites or indoor mold, you want a dehumidifier in your home.
Dr. Elliott busted some common myths about allergies:
Myth 1: Allergies only happen in the springtime (False- they can happen any time of year)
Myth 2: Hypoallergenic cats and dogs can solve your allergy issues (False- there’s no such thing as a fully hypoallergenic pet)
Myth 3: Allergies are no big deal (False- allergies can lead to asthma and other medical conditions)
Myth 4: Allergies are just for kids (False- one in three adults have allergy issues)
For more information from Dr. Elliott, you can go to MyNectar.com.