Surviving Spring Allergies

Surviving Spring Allergies Infographic

This information has been reviewed and approved by Ann Mullen, AE-C, CNS, MSN, RN (February 2015).

 

Summary: Surviving Spring Allergies

Use these tips to manage spring allergy symptoms.

 

Cool Wisely

  • Use an air conditioner
  • Do not use window or attic fans
  • Avoid humidifiers and swamp coolers (possible molds)

 

Clean Up

  • Use a saline nasal wash
  • Change clothes and wash or shower away any pollen

 

Block Wind

  • Use a scarf or mask on windy days

 

Know Triggers

  • Weeds - late summer
  • Trees - early spring
  • Grasses - late spring, early summer
  • Molds - mid summer in warmer states, year round in southern/western states

 

Garden Carefully

  • Avoid exposure to fertilizers and pesticides
  • Do not mow the lawn (have someone mow it for you)
  • Stay away from piles of leaves and branches (possible molds)

 

Count Pollens

  • Keep home doors and windows and car windows closed during pollen season (especially when pollen counts are high)
  • Stay inside during afternoons and evenings when pollen levels are highest

 

Take Medication

  • Consistently take doctor-recommended medicines and treatments

 

 

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