Your Pollen Survival Guide
Pollen and allergies don't mix.
Sixth, Treat Your Pollen Allergies continued...
If your pollen allergies are bad, talk to your doctor about preventive
treatment with antihistamines or inhaled steroids. Start taking the treatment
before pollen season starts.
You might also consider allergy shots (allergy immunotherapy) if you suffer
severe allergies. The doctor injects a small amount of the allergen that
affects you, building up your immunity over time. Typically, the injection is
given once a week or once a month. "It usually takes three to five years of
allergy shots," Wolbert says, to build up immunity to the allergen.
"Most people get good results, if they stick with the recommended number
of injections," he says.
Seventh, Take an Allergy Vacation
If pollen still drags you down after taking all the six steps above,
consider taking an allergy vacation.
When pollen season is in full swing, take a trip to an area less affected by
pollen, such as the beach or the seashore nearest to your hometown. Relax! You