There are plenty of things to love about spring, but one of the few downsides is the return of spring allergies. Here are some simple tricks to lower allergy symptoms and make the most of the season! Mayo Clinic has more information for those who are curious.
The best time to get outside is after a good rain, which helps wash away pollen. Pollen is highest at dawn, so wait until mid-morning or afternoon and soak up some Vitamin D from the sun.
Take some allergy meds, such as nasal sprays, eye drops, or over-the-counter antihistamines, such as Claritin or Zyrtec. These are all available at your local drugstore, but a doctor can prescribe stronger options if needed.
You can also try alternative medicine such as acupuncture or a daily Neti-Pot to clear sinuses and reduce inflammation. Acupuncture has been found to reduce symptoms of eczema and hay fever, along with reducing systemic inflammation.
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