Spring is in the air, and with it comes the sneezing and itching for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. Runny nose, stuffy nose, congestion, and drainage are all signs of allergies. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is time to begin treatment if you haven't already. Treatment for allergy symptoms ranges from over-the-counter medications to allergy shots. In the meantime, here are 5 tips to keep allergy symptoms at bay:
Shower at Night. Showering at night washes off all the pollen from skin and hair at night, and can make for a much more pleasant night of sleep.
Stay Inside in the Morning. Pollen counts are highest in the early morning, between 5 and 10 am. By avoiding outside exposure during this time, allergy sufferers will have a much easier time dealing with symptoms.
Keep Indoor Air Clean. Make sure house and car windows are closed when pollen counts are high. Using air conditioning in the care and at home will help filter pollen out of the air.
Avoid Some Foods. Eating raw and fresh fruit may worsen allergy symptoms for people with severe pollen allergies.
Dress Appropriately Outdoors. Wearing a wide-brim hat and sunglasses can help keep pollen out of eyes.