Health Tip: Stay Inside When Spring Allergens Are at a Peak
(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 allergens:
- Start your allergy medications a week or two before the season starts.
- Don't take a camping trip or go on a hike when pollen counts are high.
- Stay away from barns and hay, and try not to mow the grass or rake leaves.
- 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 rinse.
- Close windows and doors during allergy season.