Tips for allergy sufferers

• Stay indoors as much as possible.

• Keep windows closed at night to prevent pollens from drifting into your home.

• Wash bedding regularly.

• Minimize early morning activity when the greatest pollen is emitted.

• Keep car windows closed when traveling.

• Try to stay indoors when the pollen count or humidity is reported to be high and on windy days when dust and pollen are blown about.

• Take a vacation during the height of the pollen season to a more pollen-free area, such as the beach or sea.

• Take medications prescribed by your allergist/immunologist regularly, in the recommended dosage.

• Don't mow lawns or be around freshly cut grass, or rake leaves; this stirs up pollens and molds.

• Shower and wash hair before going to bed.

• Keep home extra-clean.

• Keep air conditioner filters clean.

On the Net

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology:


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