You know it’s coming – as the temperatures begin to rise, so will the pollen count! Here are some tips for surviving those high pollen count days.
- Keep your car and house windows closed; run the air conditioner (recycled setting) instead.
- Change or clean your air filters regularly.
- Shower before going to bed or when you get home. Pollen can settle into your hair and onto your clothes and skin, so a shower will keep you from breathing in pollen all night.
- Wash off indoor pets’ paws and wipe down their fur with a damp cloth or towel if they’ve been outdoors. Pets can easily track pollen into your home, leaving it on your carpets and furniture.
- Avoid outdoor activities until early evening. Pollen counts tend to be highest in the mornings.
- If you have outdoor plans, take your allergy medication before going out. Don’t wait until you have symptoms.
- See your board certified allergist for a proper diagnosis of exactly what’s triggering your symptoms and a treatment plan specifically targeting those allergens.