Health Tip: Stay Inside When Spring Allergens Are at a
(HealthDay News) -- Seasonal allergies can cause itchy, watery
eyes, nasal congestion and sneezing.
The University of Maryland Medical Center suggests these
lifestyle changes to ease seasonal allergy symptoms from outdoor
- Start your allergy medications a week or two before the season
- Don't take a camping trip or go on a hike when pollen counts
- Stay away from barns and hay, and try not to mow the grass or
- Wear sunglasses to keep pollen out of the eyes.
- After spending time outside, take a shower and wash hair,
change clothes and rinse out the nasal passages with a salt water
- Close windows and doors during allergy season.
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