Toss The Tissues: Avoiding Spring Allergies

exclusive - allergy concept in springHow To Tamp Down Your Seasonal Symptoms

Spring is in full swing, and we have experienced the warm temperatures and the high winds that come with the transitioning seasons. This has resulted in an influx of pollen. You already know that, though. Even if you have not come down with a serious case of the sniffles, you likely have a coworker or friend who is affected by seasonal allergies.

So you can keep the itching and sneezing at bay, consider these spring allergy tips.

  • Adjust Your Workout Routine: When you exercise, you bring more air into your lungs. That is great for strengthening your lungs, but not so great for your allergies. Try taking your workouts inside, or at the very least head to an area that will minimize your exposure to pollen (e.g. the local track instead of the local park).
  • Change Your Clothes: Wearing synthetic materials can make you a magnet for pollen since the electrical charge synthetic fibers build up when rubbing together is enough to draw pollen. Open for natural materials like cotton to minimize the amount of pollen that hangs around you all day.
  • Do Not Bring It Inside: You can track pollen all throughout your house if you skip a few steps when you first walk through the door. To keep indoor pollen at a minimum, wash your hands, rinse your eyes, and consider showering if you have time. Remember, pollen will stay in your hair, on your skin, and even in your eyebrows and eyelashes. Also, give your pet a good brushing to avoid letting him or her track pollen through your home.

When your allergies are really acting up, sometimes the best thing you can do is head to the doctor. Do you have the health insurance you need to ensure an extra trip to the doctor does not result in major out of pocket costs? To get great coverage, contact Martplan Insurance Agency in La Habra, California.