Great. *le sigh*
Lucky for us, Mayo Clinic is here to help. They've got the answers to our "Help! I have allergies."-questions.
Reduce your exposure to pollen
There are a number of things that you can do to reduce your exposure to your allergy triggers:
- Stay indoors on dry, windy days — the best time to go outside is after a good rain, which helps clear pollen from the air.
- Delegate lawn mowing, weed pulling and other gardening chores that stir up allergens.
- Remove clothes you've worn outside; you may also want to shower to rinse pollen from your skin and hair.
- Ban your pets from your bed or couch — pollen clings to pet fur.
- Don't hang laundry outside — pollen can stick to sheets and towels.
- If you do outside chores, wear a dust mask.
- Allergies Suck! Series: What Are Allergies? (May 2009)