Tips That Help You This Pollen Season
As the temperatures outside continue to rise, so will the pollen count! Check out these tips from AtlantaAllergy.com for surviving those high pollen count days:
- Keep your car and house windows closed; run the air conditioner (recycled setting) instead.
Change or clean your air filters regularly.
- Shower before going to bed or when you get home. Antigen can settle into your hair and onto your clothes and skin, so a shower will keep you from breathing in this all night.
- Wear sunglasses/glasses to keep antigen out of your eyes.
- Remove your shoes upon entering your home.
- Wash off indoor pets’ paws and wipe down their fur with a damp cloth or towel if they’ve been outdoors. Pets can easily track antigen into your home, leaving it on your carpets and furniture.
- Pollen counts tend to be highest during mid-day. Adjust outdoor activities accordingly.
If you have outdoor plans, take your allergy medication before going out. Don’t wait until you have symptoms.
- Follow Atlanta Allergy’s daily pollen count and/or sign up to receive a daily email with the count
and the antigen contributors.
- You may need to adjust your outdoor activities during peak antigen days.
- Visit a board-certified allergist for an accurate diagnosis. Learn what is triggering your symptoms and receive a customized treatment plan targeting your specific allergens.