Thursday, September 5, 2013

Get Through Allergy Season

Everyone who has ever experienced the distinctive sneezing, runny nose, watering eyes, and itchy, scratchy throat knows when allergy season has arrived. It comes at least once a year to those who are unfortunate enough to suffer from allergies, and sometimes even more often. However, there are ways to minimize the aggravating and sometimes painful symptoms that come with allergies to get through allergy season without too much trouble.


1. Take vitamin C, even before allergy season arrives. This can go a long way toward strengthening your immune system.

2. Run the air conditioner inside your vehicle and home whenever possible. This helps to filter out dust, pollen, and mold.

3. Use a dehumidifier in your home to reduce humidity. Humidity causes dampness, which in turn can cause mold to grow in your home. Many people are allergic to mold spores.

4. Use eye drops to reduce redness and itchiness. This also will help to flush out your eyes, keeping the risk of swelling to a minimum.

5. Wear sunglasses when you go outside to help keep pollen out of your eyes.

6. Take an over-the-counter allergy medicine that addresses all of your symptoms. Use a non-drowsy formula during the daytime.

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