Five Tips for Allergy Season

Posted on by Paula Gallagher

Although in many parts of the country it seems like spring will never arrive, don’t wait until the snow has disappeared before you start to do something about pending allergies. Here are five tips for springtime allergy sufferers. 1. Supplement. Allergy Support Plus combines many immune-supportive nutrients like quercetin, vitamin C, nettle leaf extract, bromelain, turmeric, plus other synergistic nutrients. This formula provides powerful upper respiratory support and is excellent for people suffering from allergies during hay fever season. I recommend starting this weeks before you normally suffer from symptoms. This means NOW!!! 2. Wash your hands. Water is a mainstay of seasonal allergy management. Wash pollen from hands and face after outdoor activities, and avoid touching the eyes or nose while outside. Bathing before bed reduces exposure to pollens on hair and skin, and washing bedding regularly is essential. A saline sinus flush with a neti pot or squeeze bottle removes accumulated pollens and congestion. 3. Don’t forget about inside: Keep indoor pollen at bay by closing windows and using central or portable HEPA filters during allergy season. Consider removing outdoor clothes and shoes when returning home after activities, leaving them outside your living space. Hang laundry to dry indoors instead of under pollen-filled trees, but be aware of excess interior dampness if mold sensitivity is also an issue. To minimize the pollen pets bring home, plan regular baths for your furry friends. 4. Timing is everything. Timing outdoor activities to coincide with decreased pollen levels may save you hours of itching. Pollen counts are reported by local weather services, but are generally highest between 5 am and 10 am. Some seasons may be better for you than others. For example, if your allergies are limited to fall weeds, spring and early summer would be better times to plan that wilderness camping trip. 5. Go Green. Despite your best efforts, some allergy symptoms may be unavoidable. Reusable cotton handkerchiefs are softer on your nose and the planet—saving money, irritation, and trees.