Tips for surviving the spring allergy season

It’s that time of year again – with warmer weather comes high pollen count!  Here are some tips for surviving spring allergies during those high pollen count days.

  • Keep windows closed and run the air conditioner (recycled setting) instead
  • Change or clean your air filters frequently during this time of year
  • Shower before going to bed or when you get home as pollen can settle into your hair and onto your clothes and skin.
  • Wash off indoor pets’ paws and wipe down their fur with a damp cloth or towel if they’ve been outdoors.  Pets can easily track pollen into your home, leaving it on your carpets and furniture.
  • Vacuum twice a week and wash bedding in hot water weekly
  • Avoid outdoor activities until early evening as pollen counts tend to be highest in the mornings.
  • If you have outdoor plans, take your allergy medication before going out.  Don’t wait until you have symptoms.