Enjoying the outdoors may seem impossible with asthma or allergies in Fort Myers, but learning healthy outdoor habits can help asthma and allergy sufferers enjoy the outdoors again.

The main trigger for asthma and allergies outside is often pollen. During the spring, trees, weeds and grasses release pollen to fertilize other plants. When they travel by the wind, they can cause sneezing, red and watery eyes and difficulty breathing along with asthma flare-ups.

Before going outside, make sure to check pollen counts in the area. If pollen counts are high, use preventative measures like wearing a hat and sunglasses, bathing after going outside and taking allergy medicine approved by a doctor.

Other outdoor irritants for asthma sufferers can be heavy air pollution, charcoal grills and wood fires. Some sufferers are more sensitive to one thing over another, so it is important for sufferers to be aware of what affects them the most.

“It is important to pay attention to your surroundings and what is causing you the most negative symptoms,” says Imtiaz Ahmad, M.D. board certified physician and founder of Allergy Sleep & Lung Care in Fort Myers. “Before going outside, look to see what might be a problem for your symptoms and speak with a physician before symptoms get worse.”

Being aware of these irritants before going outside can cause a more enjoyable experience for asthma and allergy sufferers.

Always check to see what is happening in your area before planning a day outside and talk to your doctor if you have any questions about what irritates your asthma or allergies.

For more information about Allergy Sleep & Lung Care, please visit www.LungCare.net, or call (239) 437-6670.

About Allergy Sleep & Lung Care

Allergy Sleep & Lung Care is dedicated to improving and maintaining the health status of their patients by providing compassionate, top quality care. The respected practice provides excellence in patient care with the innovation that counts. The highly experienced team continues to provide a level of care and treatment that is unmatched on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Allergy Sleep & Lung Care is located at 16420 HealthPark Commons Drive, Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33908, with a second location at 260 Beth Stacey Boulevard, Suite 220 Lehigh Acres, FL 33936.