If you are one of those people that suffer from fall allergies, you may want to know that there are a variety of reasons why you may be suffering with allergies during the fall season. Below are a few tips on how to prevent fall allergies.
Make sure you keep your animals out of your bedroom. Pollen sticks to their fur, so they could be bringing the pollen into your home.
In the fall try to keep your windows closed as much as possible. Run the air conditioner
in your car to prevent pollen from traveling through the vents.
Find out what the pollen count is in your area at different times of the day. When the pollen count is high, try to stay indoors.
Wearing sunglasses when outdoors can help shield your eyes from certain allergens.
Using a mask when you are outdoors protects you from inhaling pollen through your mouth and nose.
Having a shower or bath before you go to bed will prevent transfer of pollen particles to your sheets and pillowcases.
If necessary your doctor can prescribe a good allergy medication. Using allergy medication early on in the season will help prevent symptoms from appearing. Allergy medication is a good way to prevent fall allergies before they strike.
You could invest in allergen proof sheets and pillowcases for the fall season. Alternatively you could use plastic covers to seal your mattress and pillows.
Finding out exactly what you are allergic to will assist your doctor to prescribe the right medication for you. Testing for allergies is as simple as a prick on the skin for a blood test.
You may discover that your allergies are caused by certain food types. Avoid eating foods you are allergic to and the handling of certain fruit and vegetables in the future.
If possible, try and take a holiday by the seaside, or any other body of water, as pollen counts are lower in these areas.
You can enjoy the fall season without those dreaded allergies by finding out what causes them and eliminating those causes once and for all.