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What can you do to ease allergy symptoms?

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You can do some things to ease your symptoms and protect your eyes:

  • Pay attention to pollen reports. Your local weather channel or weather-related web site regularly gives pollen counts for your area. When the counts are high, limit how much time you spend outdoors if you can.
  • Have someone else mow your grass when possible.
  • Avoid wooded areas.
  • Close doors and windows, and use air conditioning during warmer months. Know that allergens can be circulated through the air conditioning's filter, though. If you have bad reactions to pollen, the use of air conditioning may not be wise if your flare-ups are severe.
  • Think about buying a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter. These filter systems are very good at removing allergens from the air indoors.

SOURCE:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 30, 2019

SOURCE:

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 30, 2019

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