Whether you’re hiking, at a sports game, or a guest at an outdoor wedding, a bit of careful planning can help keep your allergy symptoms at bay so you can enjoy the great outdoors.
Here are tips from allergy experts.
Challenge #1: Botanical Gardens
The problem: Flowers aren't likely to be the worst allergens here, although it may be the first thing you think of. Pollen from brightly colored flowers is carried by insects from plant to plant -- not by the wind. So there's less airborne...
You can get healthy oils elsewhere. Those good-for-you omega-3 fatty acids found in fish also come from plant sources. Walnuts, flaxseed oil, and canola oil are good options, but your body converts just a small amount to DHA, the type of omega-3 in fish. Talk to your doctor about vegetarian sources of DHA like microalgae (spirulina). If you’re allergic to shellfish, ask him if it’s OK to take fish oil.
Watch out for artificial seafood. Products like imitation crab meat often contain fish or shellfish.