The Doctors: Brooke Burke Charvet Allergy Triggers
Brooke Burke Charvet, former mommy correspondent for The Doctors and current host of Dancing with the Stars, stopped by the show to talk about the allergy triggers she gets every spring. But first The Doctors wanted to say they were glad she was okay after her recent health scare and battle with thyroid cancer. She told them she is feeling great now, except for her allergies.
Brooke Burke Charvet told The Doctors every time spring comes around, her allergies go crazy and she has to find a way to get them under control because she has kids to look after and a television career that demands she doesn’t look like a chipmunk with swollen cheeks sneezing all over the dancers on DWTS.
The Drs: What Are Allergies?
The Doctors explained that allergies are a sensitivity in your immune system. They said it is what contributes to the typical allergy symptoms like sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes. They also pointed out that not everyone has allergies and not everyone has the same allergy trigger.
Brooke, along with 35 million other Americans, say pollen is their allergy trigger. While this is a seasonal allergy, The Doctors said some people have allergies all year long because their triggers could be something like house dust, mold and pet dandruff.
The Doctors: Claritin Clear Challenge
To help her with her allergy symptoms, Brooke Burke Charvet said she started the Claritin Clear Challenge. She said the medicine has helped her put allergies in the back of her mind because she doesn’t get any symptoms when she takes Claritin. She said she takes one pill every single day and it has kept her allergy free for some time.
The Doctors said her allergies could still flare up with the medicine if the pollen outside is really bad. They suggested leaving outdoor activities for the afternoon since the time between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. is when pollen is at its peak in the air. They also suggested washing your hands every time you go inside, along with your hair and clothes to stop yourself from bringing pollen into the house. Even vacuuming with help with pollen allergies.