Tips for Surviving High Pollen Days
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
-Change or clean your air filters regularly.
-Shower before going to bed or when you get home. Pollen can settle into your hair and onto your clothes and skin, so a shower will keep you from breathing in pollen all night.
-Wear sunglasses/glasses to keep pollen out of your eyes.
-Remove 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 pollen 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 the pollen count at AtlantaAllergy.com and/or sign up to receive a daily email with the count and the pollen contributors. You may need to adjust your outdoor activities during peak pollen days.
-See your board certified allergist for a proper diagnosis of exactly what’s triggering your symptoms and a treatment plan specifically targeting those allergens.