Flowers are lovely. I love a well-coordinated bouquet, don’t you? Pollen on the other hand can be a total nightmare. If you get hit with pollen allergens each spring, then this one’s for you. It’s not to be mistaken for a cold, which might include congestion, muscle aches, and a dull headache.
Pollen Allergy Symptoms
Here are some of the typical symptoms you’ll see with pollen allergens, however you may experience all or a few. However, we can all agree that they’re no fun. Symptoms due to pollen include:
- Itchy nose, eyes or roof of your mouth
- Runny, stuffy nose
- Watery, red or swollen eyes
How To Outsmart Pollen
1. Shower after being outdoors To remove pollen you pick up outside, take a shower and change your clothes. It might help to immediately put them in the wash or place them in a laundry bag.
2. Stay indoors when pollen levels are high Go outdoors only if you must. Work and other duties are an exception, of course. Try to limit exposure as much as possible.
3. Minimize indoor pollen Keep your windows shut and use your AC or a HEPA purifier to filter allergens.
4. Check the Weather Learn when conditions such as windy, since this increases pollen levels. It’s a good idea to check pollen levels in your city, so you can be prepared.
5. Know your allergy relief options From medications to nasal sprays, talk to your doctor about your options or use your trusted relief remedies.
Happy spring, friend!
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