Season change is generally a warning sign to seasonal allergy sufferers that the days of puffy eyes, runny noses, and uncontrollable sneezing is right around the corner. Allergy sufferers are usually knowledgeable when it comes to combating seasonal allergies, but could staying away from allergy triggers help ease the symptoms?
Keep antihistamines close by, stay indoors when pollen counts are high, and invest in a nasal spray are common tips throughout allergy season, but steering clear of the following allergy triggers might make for a less congested turn of the season:
- Take caution when consuming fruits. Spring and summer fruits can contain fruit pollen, causing in increase in allergy symptoms.
- Limit the use of hair sprays, gels, and serums. Many hair products cause stickiness, allowing pollen to gravitate, and remain, in the hair until the next wash.
- Leave the flowers in the garden. While flowers can brighten up any room, bringing a possible allergen into the home can cause a spike in symptoms.
- Maintain a cool environment. Humidity in the home can mass produce dust, resulting is sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes. Running a humidifier for a few hours each day could be beneficial.
- Shower before bed. Showering before bed is a great way to wash away any pollen or outside allergen that may have settled on clothing and skin.
Avoiding allergy triggers is a great help to those who suffer as the seasons change each year. If allergies worsen, be sure to seek medical attention.