As we near the end of winter and the beginning of spring, you may notice yourself sneezing more, being congested, or having a runny nose. If you have these symptoms, you may be one of the millions of people who have seasonal allergies.
Try some of the following strategies to manage your seasonal allergies this spring:
- Stay indoors on dry, windy days. The best time to go outside is after a good rain, which helps clear pollen from the air.
- Avoid lawn mowing, weed pulling, and other gardening chores that stir up allergens.
- Remove clothes you've worn outside and shower to rinse pollen from your skin and hair.
- Don't hang laundry outside — pollen can stick to sheets and towels.
- If none of the above work, talk to your healthcare provider about an over-the-counter remedy or additional steps to reduce your allergy symptoms.
Allergy symptoms can be similar to COVID-19 and RSV, check out our previous article here to see the differences!