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Can You Enjoy the Outdoors When You Have Spring Allergies?

mother and son have activities together on holidays Spring allergies are in full bloom – so to speak – and they may have you hiding indoors instead of gardening or doing another one of your favorite outside hobbies. Is it possible to actually enjoy your time outside without allergies and all the suffering that can come with them?

Tips for Dealing With Allergies

The itchy, watery eyes, the scratchy throat, the sneezing, the itchy skin – it is no wonder that you might be considering adopting an inside hobby rather than working in your garden. However, there are some things you can try that might help you fight your spring allergies:

  • Protect yourself. Wear long sleeves, long pants, and gloves to protect yourself from pollen. If you are allergic to grass, wear a mask as you mow and wear safety glasses (even sunglasses can give you some protection). When you are finished working outside, remove your clothes immediately so that you don’t bring the pollen inside.
  • Go outside at the right time. Pollen counts are highest in the mornings, from about 10 until noon, so you may do better if you garden in the early evening. You should avoid going outside when it is windy. And, check your city’s pollen count for the day to see how high it is and if you might be better off just staying indoors.
  • Take your medication. If you know you are allergic to grass, take an antihistamine about an hour and a half before you go out to mow.
  • Get help. If you just can’t find relief, an allergist may be able to help with allergy testing to determining exactly what is triggering your allergies so that you can find ways to avoid these triggers.

Unfortunately, sometimes your allergies get the best of you no matter what you do, and they can lead to even worse problems. If you are suffering with sinusitis or sinus headaches because of allergies, Nevada Sinus Relief can help.  Contact the office in Las Vegas, NV, for a consultation. Call (702) 213-6468 for an appointment today!

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