Take Control of Your Environment!
In many parts of the country, springtime means the return of high tree and grass pollen counts. The National Allergy Bureau gathers data to provide a timely pollen count for locations around the country.
If the pollen count in your area has you sneezing and sniffling, your physician can recommend effective medications for treatment of seasonal allergies. However, you can also play a role in reducing pollen levels in your environment:
- Pollen counts are highest between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. so reduce you outdoor activities during those hours.
- To reduce the amount of pollens entering your home, keep your windows closed and use an air conditioner whenever possible.
- Pollens stick to your hair, skin and clothes so it is helpful to bathe before going to bed each evening.
- Avoid yard work such as cutting the grass and raking leaves.
For more information:
Go to the Allergies health topic.