If pollen sets you off, there are a number of ways that you can defend yourself from the seasonal onslaught. Here's what you need to know for allergy season.
WASHINGTON — Itchy eyes, stuffy noses and sneezing fits are sure signs it is allergy season.
If pollen sets you off, a good way to prevent symptoms is to limit exposure.
“If you have an allergy sufferer in your home, that person will really have difficulty if you open the windows,” medical director of the Greater Washington Asthma, Allergy and Immunology Society Dr. Rachel Schreiber said.
Pollen avoidance tips:
Keep home and car windows closed.
Change clothes, take a shower and wash your hair after being outside.
“They’re going to bring that pollen with them wherever they are,” Schreiber said. “When the pet comes into the home, I would suggest taking a damp cloth and wiping his or her fur off and wiping the paws off.”