The weather is warming up and the sun is shining more, so we naturally want to go outside—at least in the backyard. But with the advent of spring also comes the advent of spring allergies.
That’s why our team at AFC Urgent Care Cheltenham wants to offer some insight about seasonal allergies, including symptoms and how to prevent them. Read on as we take a look.
What Are Some Signs of Seasonal Allergies?
Seasonal allergies can have far-reaching effects, and they often have similar symptoms to other common winter and spring illnesses, such as the common cold and the flu.
One thing that you won’t experience if you have spring allergies—a fever. That’s generally how you can tell the difference between other illnesses and a reaction to allergens.
Other Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies
- Runny nose
- Red, watery eyes
- Itchy eyes
- Stuffy nose
- Puffy eyes
- Pain in the ear
- Post-nasal drip
How Can You Keep the Air Inside Your Home Clear of Allergens?
It is one thing to combat seasonal allergies outside, but your home should be your safe space. Therefore, try keeping the indoor air inside your home as dry as possible with a dehumidifier.
In addition, use the air conditioning when cooling your home rather than opening the windows, as well as clean the floors with a vacuum cleaner often. You can also take other steps to lower your exposure to allergens.
Ways to Reduce Allergy Triggers
- Stay indoors on dry, windy days.
- Allow other people to help with lawn mowing and/or other garden chores.
- Avoid hanging laundry outside.
- Wear a pollen mask.
- Take a shower and change clothes when inside for the night.
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