What's Going Around - April 6, 2010

By: Stacia Naquin Email
By: Stacia Naquin Email

The wind just won't quit. And when you live in a dusty climate anyway, all sorts of things get kicked up into the air. So folks of all ages are sniffling and coughing.

We talked to Dr. Steven Reich about some ways to cope. He's with Colorado Springs Health Partners on the southwest side of town.

He says all this wind is most serious for anyone with asthma. So he suggests limiting your time outside. Also, if you have preventative asthma medication, make sure you're taking it as prescribed.

For the rest of us, if you think your allergies are kicking up because of this wind, Dr. Reich recommends getting a good allergy medication. You can get them over-the-counter. But also, talk to your doctor. What you're experiencing may not be allergies at all. It might be a cold.

Also, check your furnace filter. That can be a haven for trapped dust and other allergens. It may be time for a change.

Even if the wind gives us a break this week, there’s one thing we know for sure… it'll be back.

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