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How can I prevent allergies when I'm outside?

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Stay indoors as much as possible on hot, dry, windy days, when pollen counts tend to be highest.

Avoid extreme temperature changes.

Wear a mask when mowing the lawn if you're allergic to grass pollen or mold.

Wear a mask when gardening if pollen bothers you.

Avoid raking leaves or working with hay or mulch if you're allergic to mold.

After being outdoors, take a shower, wash your hair, and change your clothes.

To protect yourself from insect stings , wear shoes, long pants, and sleeves.

Don't wear scented deodorants, perfumes, shampoos, or hair products.

Don't hang clothes or linens outdoors to dry.

From: Allergy-Proof Your Environment WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 21, 2018

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 21, 2018

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