Ask A Doc- Managing Seasonal Allergies
April 7, 2021
QUESTION: What can I do at home to manage my seasonal allergy suffering?
ANSWER: 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, overthe-counter medication before going outdoors for extended periods.