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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.
If you've worn it outside, don't wear it inside. That way you avoid spreading allergens around your home.
Nasal irrigation or washing of the nasal cavity and nostrils with saline solution can be done daily to help promote healthy sinuses.
Keep your pets out of your bedroom and especially off of your bed to help reduce their allergic effects.
Allergens in the air can be reduced by keeping pets out of bedrooms, dens, or living rooms with upholstered furniture.
If you're allergic to dust mites, consider bringing your own allergen-proof pillows and covers.
When choosing rooms in a hotel, request a sunny, dry room away from indoor pools and one that is pet-free.
Keep your windows closed to help keep allergens on the outside. If it gets warm, use an air-conditioner.
Leave your shoes at the front door to avoid tracking dust and allergens into the home.
Consider using a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter wherever you spend a lot of time, especially your bedroom.
A vacuum equipped with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter will help reduce allergens in the air.
Washing your pets regularly can significantly reduce the amount of allergens. Consider a pet shampoo designed to neutralize allergens.
Once a week, wash bedding in hot water and dry it in a hot dryer.
Waste is a source of allergens from rabbits, hamsters, mice, and guinea pigs. Cage cleaning should be done by a non-allergic family member.
If you find mold on a hard surface, clean it up with water and detergent and let it air dry completely.
You can reduce moisture in damp basements with dehumidifiers, but make sure to empty the water and keep units clean.
Carry on your allergy medicine when traveling. Remember, it is best to have original packaging when passing through security.
Outdoor air pollution can make symptoms worse. Consider traveling in the early morning or late evening when air quality is usually better.
Avoid camping during high allergen seasons and always pack your medications. Always keep medicine out of the reach of children.
Mowing lawns and raking leaves can stir up pollen and mold. If you must, protect your nose and eyes.
Avoiding hanging sheets and clothes outside to dry. You'll end up capturing unwanted allergens and bringing them into the house.
During housework, wear a mask to protect yourself from allergens. Afterwards, leave the house to avoid allergens you may have stirred up.
Use single-wipe dust rags and damp mops to clean. If you use cleaning rags, wash them in hot water after every use.
Get pet allergy testing before you choose a pet.
Consider taking a vacation during the height of the pollen season to a more pollen-free area, such as the beach or sea.