Spring means flower buds and blooming trees — and for the millions of people who have springtime allergies, it means sneezing, congestion, runny nose and other signs and symptoms. In the early spring, the major culprit is wind-borne pollen from trees. In late spring, grasses start to cause trouble. The worst springtime allergy signs and symptoms occur during hot, dry or windy days when there’s a lot of pollen and mold in the air.
But before you settle for plastic flowers and artificial turf, try these simple and effective strategies. You can’t completely avoid springtime allergies — but you can reduce your signs and symptoms by being prepared. Here are some tips that can help.
Reduce your exposure to pollen
There are a number of things that you can do to reduce your exposure to your allergy triggers:
- Stay indoors on dry, windy days — the best time to go outside is after a good rain, which helps clear pollen from the air. Continue reading About Springtime allergies