Seasonal allergies are always unpleasant but are particularly annoying during the summer months when the last thing you want is to be trapped inside when everyone else seems to be having fun in the great outdoors.
Fortunately, there are many ways you can successfully reduce your summer allergy symptoms and enjoy a more relaxing summer. Here are our top 5 tips for seasonal allergy relief:
Consider Taking Medication
There are many over the counter and prescription medications available for summer allergies. Many of these won’t leave you drowsy and are completely safe to use while going about your everyday activities. If you prefer natural remedies there are also many natural anti allergy pills and medications available in health stores across the country. Taking an anti allergy medication is one of the fastest and most reliable seasonal allergy treatments.
Clean Your House Regularly
Even if you never open your windows you’d be surprised at how much pollen can get in the house by yours clothes and by opening and shutting the front door. As a result, aim to be extra vigorous in your household cleaning routine and even clean more frequently. This way you’ll be able to get rid of the pollen trapped inside your house and reduce your allergy symptoms while in the house.
Wash Your Hair Daily
This may sound like overkill, but pollen carries in hair and can cause havoc with your summer allergies. To avoid this problem consider always wearing a hat while outside or if this isn’t your style wash your hair daily. Doing so will allow you to wash away the pollen daily and prevent pollen build up. A chore, but one that’s definitely worth it if it means it will reduce your summer allergy symptoms.
Close the Car Windows, Turn the AC Up
A simple way to reduce allergy symptoms while driving is to never roll the windows down (unless you absolutely have to) and instead turn the air conditioning up. This will prevent high amounts of pollen from entering the car and make driving a whole lot pleasanter experience.
Check Pollen Counts
A fast way to know what to expect outdoors allergy wise is to regularly check pollen count websites. There are many free to use pollen sites that will give you updates on how high or low the pollen count is in your area, which should give you a clear indication of both what to expect and how to prepare.
Reduce your allergies symptoms fast and effectively with our above tips. There’s no reason why your allergies should hold you back from enjoying this summer – enjoy!