Ask A Doc- Managing Seasonal Allergies
April 7, 2021
What can I do at home to manage my seasonal allergy suffering?
If you find yourself fighting the recurring battle of seasonal allergies, there are some things you can do to help mitigate your symptoms. Know your triggers and watch the weather. Check your local news outlet for a daily or weekly pollen and mold count so you can know what to expect and try to avoid the outdoors on those days when the count isn’t in your favor. Also, take a shower. It sounds simple, but taking a shower and washing your hair and clothes after outdoor activities can help minimize your exposure to allergens. Finally, defend yourself. Wear a mask when mowing the lawn to reduce inhaled allergens, and consider taking appropriate, over-the-counter medication before going outdoors for extended periods.