5 Ways To Survive Bad Allergies This Spring

This is how you can battle the pollen...

April 12, 2019

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Right now in Central Florida, the pollen count is incredibly high. So, if you suffer from allergies like I do, you're miserable as soon as you walk outside. Outside of your allergy medicine, what else can you do to fight the pollen? If found some very helpful tips from USA Today on how to avoid the pollen this Spring.  Here are five tips on how to avoid it as much as possible . . .


1.  Try an extra shower-  Consider showering twice a day for the next few weeks or at least showering at night instead of in the morning.  That way you're not bringing any pollen from your body or hair into your bed each night.


2.  Wipe your face-  If you're going to be outside a lot, carry a wet wipe and use it on your face and hands to get some of the pollen off.  And rinsing your nose with a saline solution will help get rid of pollen in your nose.


3.  Drink Water-  Did you know that dehydration makes allergy symptoms worse? It's important to drink more water, plus drinks like green tea and ginger tea can also help with allergy flare ups.


4.  Don't open windows-  When the weather's nice we want to open windows and patio doors, but that also lets pollen in. 


5.  Check the clock and the weather-  Pollen levels are usually higher in the early morning and at dusk, so avoid going outside then if you can.  The best time to be outside is when it's raining or just after it rained, which seems like daily lately.