How to Fight Summer Allergies

July 31, 2012 at 9:15 pm Leave a comment

In addition to the new generation of prescription medication that’s bringing relief to allergy sufferers, here are a few things you can do to get through the rest of the summer.

  • Wear a pollen mask when outdoors for a long period of time. (A half-hour or more.)
  • Keep doors and windows closed during heavy pollen counts, and turn the air-conditioner to “recirculate.”
  • Change or clean air-conditioner filters at least monthly.
  • If using a room air-conditioner, keep it off when no one is at home. Once it is turned on, keep the room vacated for at least 30 minutes as some window units emit short bursts of mold when they are first activated.
  • Stay out of fields of corn, grain and soybeans. These are places where ragweed loves to grow.
  • Avoid high diving. The pressure changes that come with diving into water can aggravate ears that “pop” and/or are plugged due to the symptoms caused by allergens.
  • Be proactive. Prevent autumn, winter indoor allergens by lowering indoor humidity in the summer months (with the help of a dehumidifier or air-conditioner).

Source: NetWellness

Entry filed under: Allergies.

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