Tips to Minimize Suffering from Pollen Allergies

  • Avoid early morning outdoor activity since this is when most pollen is released into the air.
  • Stay indoors when pollen counts are high or on dry breezy days when pollen is easily carried by the wind.
  • Keep car windows closed when driving.
  • Keep windows in your home closed and use air conditioning to filter indoor air.
  • Do not hang sheets or other laundry outside to dry because this will allow pollen to accumulate on the fabric.
  • Avoid mowing lawns because it can stir up pollen. If you must mow, wear an air filter mask over your mouth and nose.
  • If you do have been outside when pollen levels are bothersome, bath and wash your hair before going to bed to avoid adding pollen to your bed sheets and pillow.
  • Remember that pollen can accumulate on pet fur and your own clothing and be carried inside your home. The frequent washing of pets and clothing can help reduce your indoor pollen exposure.
  • Discuss your allergy concerns and symptoms with your doctor to learn what medical treatments may be most appropriate for your individual allergy problems.