With the snow melting and warmer weather heading our way, spring allergy season is once again upon us. If you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergies, you may not have to hide indoors anymore. Try a few of these simple strategies to keep your seasonal allergies under control.
Reduce your exposure to allergy triggers
- Stay indoors on dry, windy days—the best time to go outside is after a nice rain, when the pollen is cleared from the air.
- After returning inside, remove clothes you’ve worn outside—showering also helps rinse the pollen from your skin and hair.
- Don’t hang laundry outside—pollen can stick to sheets and towels.
- If you have pets, groom them regularly to reduce the pollen they can track indoors.
Keep indoor air clean
- Use the air conditioning in your home and car.
- Use high-efficiency filters and follow regular maintenance schedules for your heating and air conditioning units in your home.
- Keep indoor air dry with a dehumidifier.
- Clean floors often with a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter.
If you still seem to suffer from allergy symptoms, consult your physician about possible treatments.