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Spring Allergies

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How to manage spring allergies

It’s nearly impossible to completely avoid spring allergies if you live in an area where plants grow. However, you can ease sniffling, sneezing, and watery eyes by avoiding your main allergy triggers. Here are a few tips.

  • Try to stay indoors whenever the pollen count is very high (pollen counts usually peak in the mornings). 
  • Keep your doors and windows closed whenever possible during the spring months to keep allergens out. An air purifier may also help. 
  • Clean the air filters in your home often. Also, clean bookshelves, vents, and other places where pollen can collect. 
  • Wash your hair after going outside, because pollen can collect there.
  • Vacuum twice a week. Wear a mask because vacuuming can kick up pollen, mold, and dust that were trapped in your carpet.
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Reviewed by Kimball Johnson, MD on June 16, 2012
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