Fall is a beautiful time of the year to be outdoors – that is, unless you have seasonal allergies. But there's no need to let your seasonal allergies keep you indoors. Here are 10 tips to minimize symptoms and avoid triggers.
This infographic also lists the most common symptoms of seasonal allergies. So you'll have a better idea if your symptoms are due to allergies, a cold, the flu, or COVID-19.
10 Tips for Reducing Allergy Symptoms
If you're sniffling and sneezing, these suggestions may help.
Infographic Text: How to Manage Allergy Symptoms
Allergies are one of the most common chronic health condition worldwide. Seasonal allergies are the most common type of allergy in the U.S.
More Than Allergies?
Some seasonal allergies can feel similar to COVID-19 symptoms. A few screening questions can determine if you need a test.
Common Allergy Triggers
- Tree pollen
- Grass pollen
- Weed pollen
- Dust mites
- Ragweed pollen
- Mold and mildew
Common Allergy Symptoms
- Runny nose and/or sneezing
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Itchy sinuses, throat, or ear canals
- Stuffy nose or ear congestion
- Shortness of breath
10 Tips for Minimizing Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
- Know your triggers and try to avoid them
- Stay inside when pollen counts are high
- Keep windows and doors closed
- Change clothes and shower after being outdoors
- Limit yard work and gardening
- Change air filters often and use HEPA filter
- Use a dehumidifier
- Vacuum often
- Use a saline nasal spray
- Take medication as recommended by your doctor
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