Preparing for Summer Allergies

Preparing for Summer Allergies

As spring transitions into summer, the warmer weather brings higher pollen counts that can trigger allergy symptoms and keep people from enjoying outdoor activities. Smog and air pollution are also worst in the summer and can worsen symptoms.

In a randomized survey of 2,000 U.S. allergy sufferers conducted in April by OnePoll on behalf of Tivic Health, 79% of respondents said they look forward to the changing seasons, but not the potential allergies that come with it. Eighty-six percent of respondents said sinus and allergy issues impact their job performance, while 46% of respondents said allergies even affect their commute to work.

The average worker with allergies misses about one hour per week over the course of a year, and during peak allergy seasons, they can miss up to 32 hours of work in a week. The total cost to employers exceeds $600 million in lost productivity due to allergies.

In the survey, at least half of the respondents find it difficult to walk their dog, and 49% said outdoor activities they enjoy like hiking or boating are impacted by their allergies.

When asked about allergy solutions, 63% of participants said natural and drug-free options impact their purchase decisions.

According to Dr. Alan Goldsobel of Allergy & Asthma Associates of Northern California, Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University, “A vast majority of patients are not interested in taking more medications – steroids in particular – and don’t want to use nasal steroids even when doctors recommend it.”

Here are some natural, drug-free tips to help manage summer allergies:

“For fitness buffs and those who enjoy an active, busy lifestyle, ClearUP is an excellent drug-free alternative treatment for allergies, sinus pain, and congestion,” added Dr. Goldsobel. “It’s an excellent complementary treatment for allergies when medications alone do not provide complete relief.”


Other Useful Resources:


2022 Allergy Capitals™ Report: Where Does Your City Rank? (Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America)

Seasonal Allergies: Nip Them in the Bud (Mayo Clinic)

Common Seasonal Allergy Triggers (American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology)