Managing springtime allergies
I’m confident we’ve discussed allergies on our forums platform before, but each spring I’m reminded of specific allergens that make my respiratory symptoms worse. With a disease like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), I don’t need anything to exacerbate the shortness of breath and cough I already have on a regular basis.
This year, I noticed my lungs were particularly sensitive to certain trees that went into bloom; although, they seem to be better adjusted now for the most part. The only persistent symptom is a runny nose, which I can only attribute to allergies as I don’t have any other symptoms of a cold.
Has anyone noticed their allergies are particularly bad this year?
As an IPF patient or caregiver, are there things you do to lessen the respiratory impact of allergies each spring? If so, I’d love to hear your tips!
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