Mélina Lamarche

By Mélina Lamarche

April 21, 2015

Health

Allergy Season: It’s That Time Again!

Article revised on 18 July 2017

Winter is coming to an end, and we are happy to see the snow melting. But a long drawn-out allergy season comes with the arrival of spring. Before your symptoms start, consider these five easy things you can do to reduce them or prevent them entirely.

  1. Don’t hang your laundry outside to dry.
  2. Wear sunglasses when you’re outside to shield your eyes from the wind.
  3. Keep your windows closed when at home or in the car.
  4. Limit outside activities on warm, dry and windy days.
  5. Since the air pollen count is higher between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., enjoy time outside later in the day.
  6. Use an appropriate saline solution to wash your nasal passages and eyes on a regular basis.

Need help?

Many over-the-counter drugs are available to provide effective relief from your symptoms. Your pharmacist can help you make a wise choice. However, if nothing really works and your allergies are getting the better of you (fatigue, trouble sleeping, irritability, difficulty concentrating), it may be time to seek medical advice.

Allergy calendar

Allergy calendar

Source: sante.gouv.qc.ca

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