Spring is Here…and so are the Allergies!

This past Sunday at 7:21 p.m., Spring officially arrived! I love the spring and can’t wait to spend more time outdoors. Unfortunately, along with spring comes the high pollen counts, which can sometimes send me back indoors so I can get my sneezing back under control. If you have the same problem, here are a few tips provided by Web MD of how to better control allergies:

  • Take an over-the-counter antihistamine every morning to alleviate congestion
  • Keep your windows closed, even on a beautiful spring day. Allergens are at their highest during the day and open windows just invite them indoors.
  • Take a shower after you’ve spent time outdoors to remove allergens from your body
  • Allergens also stick to fabrics, so be sure to wash bedding, your pajamas and clothing frequently
  • If you know you’re going to be spending time outdoors, take an antihistamine at least 30 minutes before going outside. Make sure to have rescue medications nearby, such as eye drops and decongestants, just in case.