Pollen Allergies - How to Reduce the Effect

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Those who suffer from pollen allergies often have a harder time enjoying the spring season than others. Pollen counts are often very high in the spring season, and that can mean an increased amount of allergies. It is not very easy to avoid pollen because it is everywhere outside. It comes from grass, trees, weeds and flowers. Though it is difficult to avoid pollen entirely, there are things that we can do to help avoid it.

The average particle of pollen is very small, but it can trigger an allergic reaction if you are sensitive to it. One of the best things that you can do to help avoid being around a lot of pollen is to watch the pollen counts in your area closely. You can help avoid being outdoors during the times when the pollen count is high. You can find out the pollen count in your area by the National Weather Service and other local resources.

It can be difficult to avoid being outdoors when the pollen counts are high, but you can avoid the worst times to be outdoors which is typically early in the morning when plants pollinate. Windy days are also a trigger for pollen allergies, so it is best to avoid spending a lot of time outdoors on windy days. Other things that you can do to avoid suffering from allergies to pollen are to wear a mask outside if you have to be outdoors during a time when the pollen count is high. You can also make sure that you do not bring the pollen with you into your home by taking a shower and changing clothes as soon as you come inside.

You should take any allergy medications that you use before you head outside instead of after. Taking them before you are exposed to the pollen can help reduce the symptoms of allergies that you feel when you go outside. Pollen allergies are a very common form of allergies for people, and because of all of the things that spread pollen outside, it can be very difficult to avoid being exposed to it. Taking anti-histamines and allergy medications can help alleviate the symptoms of pollen allergies. Remember to also keep an eye on the pollen counts in your area and try to avoid going outdoors on the days when the pollen counts are the highest. You can also avoid being outside on days that are very windy, and be sure to change clothes and shower as soon as you come inside to help reduce the amount of pollen that you can bring into your home in your hair or on your clothes.

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James Conrad is a freelance article writer, and holds a B.A. in English Studies. He, like many people, has had to deal with allergies since childhood. James has compiled a website with lots of resources on how to deal with allergies.

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This article was published on 2010/03/30