WOW!! 2022 has come and is going very swiftly and leaving a trail of precautions. Some people with seasonal allergies are having a rough run this year worse than ever. You can thank climate change for that (thanks to the increase in temps, ragweed, pollen, higher carbon dioxide levels, and fall allergies). According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s president Kenneth Mendez, allergy seasons have become more intense and basically doubled in length compared to recent years. The CDC’s weekly influenza data suggests we are entering a potentially severe flu season and will see higher flu cases across the world. If you have a cough, runny nose, and itchy eyes. You may wonder if is it an allergy cold or the flu, or even COVID-19. It can be hard to tell because the symptoms are similar. Just know that there are ways to tell the difference. Don't hesitate to see a doctor if you are concerned about your health.
There are ways that you can protect yourself. When it comes to seasonal allergies, consider placing an air purifier in your home. While outside, wear glasses to avoid getting pollen in your eyes. To prevent the flu, get your flu shot and wash your hands. To reduce your COVID-19 risk. Get double vaxxed and boosted A.S.A.P. And for the common cold, avoid sick people and boost your immune health.