Get a Jump on Hay Fever

Living in Austin means living with allergies. Allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is a common condition that causes symptoms many of us are very familiar with, such as sneezing, stuffy, itchy or runny nose, watery eyes, and itching on the roof of the mouth. Dr. Colleen AdkinsAllergy and Asthma specialist at ARC Wilson Parke, ARC Round Rock, and ARC Cedar Park Medical Plaza, says “Here in Austin, many people suffer from allergies due to the year round prevalence of pollen.”

In this recent ARC Healthcare Minute podcast, Dr. Adkins advises all allergy sufferers to “start your allergy medications a few weeks before the pollen season starts to help prevent or reduce symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis.” In other words, know your allergies and when they are active. To hear the complete podcast, click the link above.

If you would like to discuss your allergy issues with Dr. Adkins, make an appointment online or call the clinic nearest you:

ARC Wilson Parke 
737-247-7200

ARC Cedar Park Medical Plaza 
512-260-1581

ARC Round Rock 
512-244-9024

For more health tips from ARC doctors, tune into the ARC Healthcare Minute which airs on KLBJ News Radio 590AM/99FM. You can also listen to podcasts from past episodes on the ARC website.

Tags: KLBJ, Dr. Colleen Adkins, Allergic Rhinitis, Hay Fever, season allergies

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