Do’s & Don’t’s Of Seasonal AllergiesMay 1, 2018 12:12 am
Spring is here and you can tell: sneezing, itchy eyes, coughing, wheezing. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), as many as one in five Americans suffer from allergies. Seasonal allergies, like other allergies, develop when the body’s immune system becomes sensitized and overreacts to something in the environment.
Here are some Do’s and Don’t’s to get through allergy season:
- DO know what triggers your allergies.
- DO know what pollens you are sensitive to and check the pollen counts.
- DO take a shower, wash your hair and change your clothes after you’ve been working or playing outdoors.
- DON’T throw open your windows at home or in your car. We know. The day is beautiful and the urge is strong. Stay smart and fight it.
- DON’T go outside on warm windy days. That’s when pollen counts surge. Also, remember that rain temporarily washes pollen away, but pollen counts usually soar after a rainfall.
- DON’T think moving to another city or state will stop your allergies. Moves are usually not successful since allergens are virtually everywhere.