As we enter spring, many people face challenges with allergies; itchy eyes, runny nose and more. Below are ten steps that individuals can take to try to minimize their problems from pollen and allergies.
Start taking your allergy medications before symptoms even start.
Stay inside when pollen counts are especially high.
Help protect yourself from pollen by wearing a hat and sunglasses.
Keep your hair clean. Wash before bed if you have been outside a lot, minimize use of gels and products that pollen sticks to.
Reduce allergens inside from pet dander and dust. Wash bedding weekly in hot water.
Choose plants like bamboo and aloe for your house that help purify the air. Also, avoid flowers with strong scents inside.
Get sufficient sleep and try to minimize stress which can make allergy symptoms worse.
Eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids.
Record your allergy symptoms and attempt to identify what triggers your symptoms most.
Have supplies available to deal with any flare-ups, including any medication prescribed by your doctor.
Try these steps this spring to help control the effect allergies have on your every day life. As always, consult with your doctor with any questions on your individual situation.
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