Top tips to help keep your allergies at bay during the autumn allergy season
Forecasts call for high levels of ragweed and other irritants this fall. But, that doesn’t mean you have to suffer. Anyone with allergies should be able to enjoy the season. These strategies from allergy specialists may help.
Take medication early
If you’ve had success with allergy medication, start taking yours before sneeze season kicks in. Most medications take at least a few days to start being effective.
Close the windows
That’ll keep allergens like ragweed outside.
Run the air conditioner or fans
Moving air lowers moisture levels and the chances of mold growing. Mold is a common allergy trigger.
Rinse away allergens
If you’ve been outside for any length of time, take a shower and wash your hair.
Bathe pets often
Pet dander is a common cause of allergic reactions. Pollen can stick to the fur of pets that go outdoors.
They’ll keep pollen out of your eyes.
Know your triggers
Find out what trees and plants you should try to avoid.