Ask the Doctor: Beating Spring Allergies - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Ask the Doctor: Beating Spring Allergies

Posted: Updated:

In tonight’s Ask the Doctor, we have invited Dr. Boris Lokshin of Allergy and Asthma Associates in Reno to answer questions if you or someone you love is suffering with spring allergies. For millions of Americans, 'tis the season for sniffling and sneezing.

If you are a seasonal allergy sufferer, here are some basic ways to curb symptoms. Experts encourage over-the-counter antihistamines as soon as symptoms start. Try to limit your time outside. Wash your hair at night to rid it of any pollen that may get onto your sheets. Wash your sheets in hot water weekly. When using air conditioning, use the "re-circulation" feature in your car. Try to relax; stress can make allergy symptoms worse, too.

If you still cannot get your allergy symptoms under control, your doctor may recommend allergy shots. They contain a tiny amount of the pollen and will help your body build up resistance to it. You may need to get one shot each month for a few years.

Dr. Lokshin’s office offers a Pollen Hotline. Call (775) 359-5010 extension 35 or visit www.allergyasthmareno.com.

To speak with Dr. Lokshin, call our Ask the Doctor lines at (775) 858-2222 between 5-6 p.m.

  • Kristen Remington's Health Watch ReportsMore>>

  • It's OK to Use Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Again, U.S. Panel Says

    It's OK to Use Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Again, U.S. Panel Says

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:02 AM EST2018-02-22 16:02:16 GMT
    Courtesy: MGN, CDCCourtesy: MGN, CDC

    FluMist is the only spray-in-the-nose vaccine on the market. It was first licensed in 2003 and is approved for healthy people ages 2 to 49.  

    More >>

    FluMist is the only spray-in-the-nose vaccine on the market. It was first licensed in 2003 and is approved for healthy people ages 2 to 49.  

    More >>
  • New Lice Treatment Clinic in Reno

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 3:03 AM EST2018-02-21 08:03:45 GMT

    Our KTVN newsroom often hears from concerned parents about the lice policy in area schools. Students are not sent home if they have lice since it is more of a nuisance than a serious health risk. If you child brings home the bugs, there is a new clinic to help treat the infestation. We take you to Lice Clinics of America – Reno.    

    More >>

    Our KTVN newsroom often hears from concerned parents about the lice policy in area schools. Students are not sent home if they have lice since it is more of a nuisance than a serious health risk. If you child brings home the bugs, there is a new clinic to help treat the infestation. We take you to Lice Clinics of America – Reno.    

    More >>
  • Preventive Treatment for Peanut Allergies Succeeds in Study

    Preventive Treatment for Peanut Allergies Succeeds in Study

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 11:23 AM EST2018-02-20 16:23:27 GMT

    The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major study.

    More >>

    The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped sensitize children to nuts in a major study.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.