Springtime brings beautiful flowers and warm weather. Unfortunately, it also brings pollen, which causes allergies in some people. If you are one of the many people who suffer from springtime allergies, you may not be looking forward to the warm season. However, if you change some of your lifestyle habits, you can get some relief from your allergies. Here are five helpful tips for dealing with springtime allergies:
Give Salt Water a Chance
When you are feeling congested, try a saline nasal rinse. This at-home treatment will help remove allergens from your nasal passages and make you feel much better. If your allergies are causing your throat to become itchy or sore, try gargling salt water around in your mouth a couple times a day.
Check Pollen Counts Before Heading Outside
Before you head out for a jog or to run errands, you may want to check the pollen counts for the day. If they are quite high, you may want to stay indoors until they go down a bit. If you see that the pollen counts are highest in the mid-afternoon, for example, try to do your errands in the evening.
Wear Protection When Doing Outdoor Chores
Outdoor chores are not that fun for everyone, but they can be especially troublesome for people with allergies. However, sometimes it is necessary to do gardening and other outside chores. To prevent pollen from getting into your system, remember to wear a surgical mask while you do these chores.
Keep the Indoor Air Clean
To keep pollen out of your home, be sure to keep the indoor air as clean as possible by running the air conditioner consistently and cleaning the air conditioning filters at least once a month. If the air in your home is extra humid you might want to use a dehumidifier.
Remove the Clothes You've Worn Outside
When you get back home after being outside for a while, it is a good idea to remove your clothes and throw them in the laundry. Then, take a shower to rinse the pollen from your skin and hair.
Springtime allergies do not have to make you completely miserable. If you follow these helpful tips, you can manage your allergies better. However, if you still can't get control of your allergies, you may want to see your allergy doctor. He or she may prescribe you medication to help relieve your allergy symptoms.
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