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5 Tips for Combatting Spring Allergies

5 Tips for Combatting Spring Allergies

Helping You Enjoy a Healthy Spring  

Spring is a season of renewal and growth, but for many, it also marks the beginning of allergy season. With trees and flowers blooming, pollen counts begin to skyrocket, therefore leading to uncomfortable symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, runny nose, and itchy eyes for those with seasonal allergies. Spring allergies can have a significant impact on your daily life, which is why we've compiled a list of effective strategies to help you manage and combat these symptoms. 

1. Limit Exposure to Allergens 

One of the most straightforward ways to reduce allergy symptoms is by minimizing your exposure to allergens. One way you can do this is by staying indoors on dry, windy days when pollen counts are likely to be high. Additionally, if you're prone to allergies, consider delegating outdoor chores such as lawn mowing and weed pulling to others, as these can stir up allergens. 

2. Wear Protective Gear 

When venturing outside during peak pollen times, wearing sunglasses can help protect your eyes from allergens. A hat can also be beneficial in keeping pollen out of your hair and off your face, thereby reducing the likelihood of it getting into your nose and eyes. 

3. Start Medications Early 

For those who find over the counter or prescription medications helpful, starting them before the onset of allergy season can be more effective. Beginning medication a couple of weeks before you typically experience symptoms can help prevent them from becoming severe. 

4. Keep Your Environment Clean 

Reducing the number of allergens in your home can also make a significant difference in managing symptoms. Regularly cleaning surfaces, washing bedding in hot water, and using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter can help remove pollen and other allergens from your indoor environment. 

5. Stay Informed About Pollen Counts 

Monitoring local pollen forecasts can help you plan your activities and any medication use more effectively. On days when pollen counts are expected to be high, try to stay indoors as much as possible and keep windows closed to prevent pollen from entering your home. 

Schedule an Appointment for Personalized Care 

We are committed to helping our community thrive through all seasons. If you're struggling with managing your spring allergies, our team of healthcare professionals is here to provide support and guidance.  

For more information on relieving seasonal allergy symptoms, contact us at (419) 592-4015 to schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider