Managing Fall Allergies— 5 Ways To Reduce Symptoms

If you’re allergic, you know that fall allergy season can start as early as mid August. By using these 5 proactive and non-invasive ideas, you can make this the best fall of your life.

Stay On Top Of The Situation—Check your local pollen count each morning via internet, local news, or your local paper. Always check the pollen count before agreeing to participate in outdoor activities..

The best way to reduce allergy symptoms is still to avoid the trigger.. And with seasonal airborne triggers such as pollen, it can be tricky, but it can be done with careful planning.

Let Others Help—When those first grains of pollen go airborne, get out of their way and avoid them as much as you can. Be sensible about the activities that you choose to do. During the peak of the season, give up mowing, weeding and gardening particularly on days when you know the pollen count is high..

Say Yes To Medicine That Will Help—Depending on how severe your allergies are, you may be able to find relief with over-the-counter medication. Pharmacists are excellent resources and are happy to help you explore over-the-counter medications that might help.. However, most of these medicines treat the symptoms rather than the body’s over reaction to the irritant.

See a Doctor—-If your allergies are severe enough to disrupt your life style, seeking professional help is a must..

There are well over 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies, and chances are you know more of them than you think. Talk with friends and family to get the name of a doctor that they recommend. Using someone your friends and family have experience with is a lot better than trying to find a doctor from the phone book or on the internet..

Filter Your Indoor Air—Most people who suffer with allergies are sensitive to a number of allergens. Common indoor allergens include household dust, dust mites, mold and mildew spores, and pet dander.

Adding a seasonal allergen to the ever-present indoor irritants often creates just enough more aggravation for your body so that it starts to react with symptoms. By continually filtering the air with a HEPA or high efficiency particle arresting filter, you can keep allergen levels low even with the additional weed pollen that will make its way indoors through doors and windows, and on clothes, hair, packages and pets.

It’s important to use a cleaner that can work 24 hours every day. That will insure that pollutant levels never reach a level that would cause flare-ups. Not only is this an important factor physically, but emotionally it will let you relax because you feel safe in your own home.