In a recent article published by US News, editors explained that it’s easier to prevent allergic symptoms before they arrive. The task will be incredibly more successful than trying to stop them once they’re in full swing. In addition to taking medication designed to relieve allergy’s side effects, the editors suggested the following measures:
- Limiting outdoor activities when pollen counts are high.
- Leaving windows closed at home or in the car to keep pollen out.
- Installing and using your air conditioner early, to filter the outside air that comes into your home.
- Washing your hair after being outside.
- Avoiding mowing lawns or raking leaves, both of which stir up pollen and mold.
- Not hanging sheets or clothes outside to dry.
According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, approximately 35 million Americans suffer from allergies. And although you or your aging loved one might not be alone when it comes to spring’s sniffling and sneezing, there’s no reason to not do your best to avoid it.