Seasonal Allergies: It’s That Time Again!
Article revised on 25 June 2021
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.
- Don’t hang your laundry outside to dry.
- Wear sunglasses when you’re outside to shield your eyes from the wind.
- Keep your windows closed when at home or in the car.
- Limit outside activities on warm, dry and windy days.
- Since the air pollen count is higher between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., enjoy time outside later in the day.
- Use an appropriate saline solution to wash your nasal passages and eyes on a regular basis.
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.
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