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Predominant Pollen:

The information contained in these reports is provided by third parties for informational purposes only and does not represent a guarantee of accuracy or an endorsement, direct or implied, by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.

Allergy Tips

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  • Plan your day
    Plan your day

    Base your activities on the forecast. Stay indoors on dry, windy days. A great time to run out is after rain has cleared away pollen.

  • Change your clothes
    Change your clothes

    If you've worn it outside, don't wear it inside. That way you avoid spreading allergens around your home.

  • Give it a rinse
    Give it a rinse

    Nasal irrigation or washing of the nasal cavity and nostrils with saline solution can be done daily to help promote healthy sinuses.

  • Keep pets off the bed
    Keep pets off the bed

    Keep your pets out of your bedroom and especially off of your bed to help reduce their allergic effects.

  • Keep pets off the couch
    Keep pets off the couch

    Allergens in the air can be reduced by keeping pets out of bedrooms, dens, or living rooms with upholstered furniture.

  • Bring your own covers
    Bring your own covers

    If you're allergic to dust mites, consider bringing your own allergen-proof pillows and covers.

  • Choosing the right room
    Choosing the right room

    When choosing rooms in a hotel, request a sunny, dry room away from indoor pools and one that is pet-free.

  • Close the windows
    Close the windows

    Keep your windows closed to help keep allergens on the outside. If it gets warm, use an air-conditioner.

  • Take off your shoes
    Take off your shoes

    Leave your shoes at the front door to avoid tracking dust and allergens into the home.

  • Filter your air
    Filter your air

    Consider using a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter wherever you spend a lot of time, especially your bedroom.

  • Vacuum and filter
    Vacuum and filter

    A vacuum equipped with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter will help reduce allergens in the air.

  • Wash your pets
    Wash your pets

    Washing your pets regularly can significantly reduce the amount of allergens. Consider a pet shampoo designed to neutralize allergens.

  • Hot wash, hot dry
    Hot wash, hot dry

    Once a week, wash bedding in hot water and dry it in a hot dryer.

  • Clean the cage
    Clean the cage

    Waste is a source of allergens from rabbits, hamsters, mice, and guinea pigs. Cage cleaning should be done by a non-allergic family member.

  • Clear the mold
    Clear the mold

    If you find mold on a hard surface, clean it up with water and detergent and let it air dry completely.

  • Dehumidify and clean
    Dehumidify and clean

    You can reduce moisture in damp basements with dehumidifiers, but make sure to empty the water and keep units clean.

  • Travel with your medicine
    Travel with your medicine

    Carry on your allergy medicine when traveling. Remember, it is best to have original packaging when passing through security.

  • Know when to leave
    Know when to leave

    Outdoor air pollution can make symptoms worse. Consider traveling in the early morning or late evening when air quality is usually better.

  • Camp with a plan
    Camp with a plan

    Avoid camping during high allergen seasons and always pack your medications. Always keep medicine out of the reach of children.

  • Don't mow or rake
    Don't mow or rake

    Mowing lawns and raking leaves can stir up pollen and mold. If you must, protect your nose and eyes.

  • Don't line dry
    Don't line dry

    Avoiding hanging sheets and clothes outside to dry. You'll end up capturing unwanted allergens and bringing them into the house.

  • Chores then out the door
    Chores then out the door

    During housework, wear a mask to protect yourself from allergens. Afterwards, leave the house to avoid allergens you may have stirred up.

  • Wash surfaces regularly
    Wash surfaces regularly

    Use single-wipe dust rags and damp mops to clean. If you use cleaning rags, wash them in hot water after every use.

  • Choose your pet wisely
    Choose your pet wisely

    Get pet allergy testing before you choose a pet.

  • Get out of town
    Get out of town

    Consider taking a vacation during the height of the pollen season to a more pollen-free area, such as the beach or sea.