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Living With Allergies: 4 Things To Do To Still Enjoy The Outdoors

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Spring and summer may be some of the most beautiful times of the year, but they can be some of the most dreadful times of year for those who suffer from allergies. All of the pollen in the year can be enough to make you want to pull the covers over your head and stay there all day so that you can avoid a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes. However, it is possible to enjoy the outdoors, and life in general, with a few simple tips. So, here's how you can curb your allergy symptoms:

Go Hollywood with Your Sunglasses.

When you go outside, you are immediately attacked by the pollen. One way to keep the pollen from entering your eyes is to wear sunglasses. However, if you don't have big sunglasses that cover your eyes as much as possible, they won't do you much good. So, go big -- Hollywood big -- with your sunglasses to help block as much pollen entry as you can. In fact, they make sport (running) sunglasses that cover the sides of your eyes that may be best-suited for this. Keep in mind that this trick is especially important on windy days when the pollen will be an all-time high in the air.

Rinse, Rinse, and Rinse Some More.

While you don't want pollen in your home at all, the worst place in your home that pollen can be is in your bedroom, and especially on your bed. So, when possible, change your clothes before you go into your bedroom, and definitely change clothes before getting into bed. The best thing you can do is to take a shower and thoroughly wash your body and hair to remove all seasonal pollen from your body before slipping into bed. This ensures that no unwanted pollen gets on your bed sheets or your pillow at night, which minimizes the chances of you waking up the next morning with allergy symptoms. However, this doesn't mean that you shouldn't wake up the next morning and gently rinse your eyes and face. 

Avoid Line-Drying Your Clothes.

During the summer, you may try to save on your electricity bill by line-drying your clothes and minimizing the use of your dryer. However, if you suffer from allergies, it's a good idea to avoid doing this. This is particularly true on high-pollen days. Otherwise, you'll find yourself wearing clothes that are covered in pollen, which means you'll be sneezing and itching all day long. 

Talk to an ENT Specialist.

If your allergies are really bad, talk to a specialist. Schedule an appointment to undergo allergy testing and talk about allergy injections and other allergy treatments. Remember, there is a relief for your allergies, so there is no need to sit at home and suffer. 

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28 May 2017