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How can I lessen my child's exposure to pollen to prevent asthma?

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To cut or your child's exposure to pollen:

  • Stay indoors during days when pollen counts are high.
  • Keep windows closed during pollen seasons.
  • Use air conditioning.
  • Minimize walks in wooded areas or gardens.
  • Wear a mask when mowing the lawn and gardening.
  • Take a shower after being outdoors. Also, wash your hair, and change your clothes to remove pollen that may have collected in your clothes and hair.
  • Avoid hanging clothes or linens out to dry.

SOURCES:  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "Asthma and Allergy Prevention: Survive the Seasons." CDC: "Asthma and Allergies." WHO/WAO Meeting on the Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma: "Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 27, 2018

SOURCES:  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "Asthma and Allergy Prevention: Survive the Seasons." CDC: "Asthma and Allergies." WHO/WAO Meeting on the Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma: "Prevention of Allergy and Allergic Asthma."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 27, 2018

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