Aug 26, 2016
5 Tips to Beat Fall Allergies
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you’ve probably tried a variety different remedies to find relief. Some may have worked and some may not have worked so well. Here’s a quick quiz to see if you can tell which types of things can help you beat your allergies this Fall:
Which one of these things will not help you beat Fall allergies?
- Shower Often
- Take allergy medication when you don’t have symptoms
- Don’t start your lawnmower
- Drink water when outside
- Use your air conditioner
- Go jogging in the morning
Here’s the answer- drinking water when outside will not help you beat your Fall allergies. Now that you know what doesn’t help, let’s talk about what does.
If you have spent any time outside, you may have pollen and other allergens caught in your clothing, your hair, and on your skin. When you return to your home, changing your clothes and rinsing off in the shower can help keep the allergens from spreading into your home and bed.
Take Allergy Medication When You Don’t Have Symptoms
Many over the counter antihistamines will be more effective if you begin taking them before your allergy symptoms start. Consult with your allergist to find an antihistamine that can work for you, and start taking it before you’re hit with the first symptoms of the season.
Don’t Start Your Lawnmower
During the fall there are typically larger amounts of pollen and molds which can make yard work especially challenging for those with allergies. In some cases, the best course of action is to avoid doing mowing the lawn, raking leaves, or any other type of yard work.
Use Your Air Conditioner
Avoiding contact with allergens is the best way to prevent symptoms. During the Fall, keep your windows closed and use your air conditioner to heat or cool your home. Replacing your furnace filter regularly with a quality, allergen reducing filter is also an important measure not to overlook.
Go Jogging in the Morning
If you like to do any outdoor activities, try to do them at a time when there are less allergens in the air. Mornings are typically calm with little wind, making that a good time for your daily jog. Be sure to check daily pollen and allergen forecasts for your area and schedule your outdoor activities accordingly.