Spring of 2012 is anticipated as being the worst allergy season on record. This is terrible news for allergy sufferers. Fortunately, there some things that can help you to survive Spring allergy season.
First, know your pollen count. Your local pollen count can be found by visiting pollen.com. Pollen count is typically highest between 5 and 10 AM.
When your pollen count is high, if possible stay indoors and run the air conditioning.
Staying indoors isn’t always practical. If you have to be outside there are some things you can do to keep the pollen away from your face.
1. Wear a mask.
2. Large sun glasses will act as a barrier and help to keep pollen away from your eyes.
3. Wear a hat. A large hat will help to keep pollen away from your face.
4. Don’t use hair gels. Hair gels act as a magnet for pollen to get trapped in your hair.
- You may need to see an allergist for allergy testing.
- Over the counter allergy medications, nasal sprays and eye drops can alleviate symptoms. Take your allergy medicines, before going outside.
- After you’ve been outdoors, keep pollen out of your house by changing your clothes and taking a shower.
- A solution of baby shampoo and water wiped over the eye lids with a cotton ball will provide relief for itchy eyes.