It look like the pollen season is here and if you are affected with this type of allergy, you can be prepared and get through this period.
Some of the signs and symptoms of allergy to pollen are sneezing, wheezing, redden eyes, itchy, watery eyes, ,nasal congestions, runny nose coughing, swollen lips, hives and more.
One, you can take your allergy medication before you go out or if you open your windows.
Always take your medications with you and follow directions.
Find out from your weather report what the pollen is. If it has rained, likely the pollen count will be down and so you might not have to take the medications around the clock. If it is windy outside, be sure the pollen is more saturated in the air.
You can open your windows early in the morning to let in the fresh air and be sure to close them after an hour and before you leave the house, if it is early in the morning or late evening.
Being exposed to some pollen can build up your tolerance to symptoms of pollen allergy I believe. I notice that the symptoms of my own allergy to pollen is lessen each year.
Clean your car of any pollen residue. Pollen can easily get into your car as you enter and exit.
If you work outside and you know someone in your family is allergic to pollen make sure your separate your clothes from regular wash.
If your indoor dog or other pets go outside, you might shower or bath them before they enter the house. You can also use a blow dryer set on cool to remove some of the pollen.
Wear a mask if you are supper sensitive to pollen.
Always consult your doctor before taking over the counter medications and do visit an allergists to get the best treatment and information concerning your allergies.
Dust frequently your home and car dashboard where pollen residue can rest.
Take your shoes off at the door and place them in a plastic bag and even leave them outside. You can place slippers by the door to wear when in the house.
Rake and sweep Pollen from your door. Wear a mask when doing so. You can waterhose down some areas of your home patio to remove the pollen.
If working on your lawn, wash your work clothes right away or place them into a plastic bag and into an area where traffic is not heavy in your home.
Don’t let the pollen allergy stop you for living a normal life. If you plan ahead, you can get through this season without all of the symptoms of allergy discomfort and breath with ease. You can even take a walk in the park and enjoy nature.
Always consult your doctor before taking over-the-counter medications and let him/her know if you are taking them or before you take them. Many medication are contraindicated when taking other medications. Your primary doctor will write a consultation with an allergists when symptoms are not improved.
Write down what works for you. if you are allergic to any medication, always mention this to your doctor so that it will be on your medical record.
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Have the best day and make every season, your best by being prepared and active in your well-being.
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by Thelma Harcum