Seasonal Allergies: Root Cuts - Mayo Clinic

Posted February 21, 2018

Spring supposes blossoming blossoms and flowering trees, and if you are one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies, it also involves sneezing, congestion, runny nose and other annoying symptoms. Seasonal allergies - also called "hay fever" and "allergic rhinitis" - can make you feel very bad. However, before you settle for plastic flowers and artificial turf, try these simple strategies to keep seasonal allergies under control.

Reduce your exposure to allergy triggers

To reduce exposure to the things that trigger your allergy signs and symptoms (allergens):

  • Stay in dry, windy days. The best time to be outdoors is after a good rainfall as it helps to clean the air pollen.
  • Delegate tasks such as lawn mowing, weed cleaning and other gardening tasks that remove allergens .
  • Do not hang clothes outside, since pollen can be glued to the sheets.
  • Take off the clothes you wore outside and take a shower to wipe the pollen off the skin and hair.

Take extra measurements when pollen counts are high

There is no miracle product that removes all allergens from the air in the home, but these suggestions can help you:

  • Use air conditioning in your home and car.
  • If you have air heating or air conditioning in your home, use high efficiency filters and follow the regular maintenance program.
  • Keep the indoor air dry with a dehumidifier.
  • Uses a high-efficiency particulate air cleaner (HEPA) in your room.
  • Clean floors often with a vacuum cleaner that has high efficiency air particulate filter.