Spring Allergies...? Here's some tips to help minimize your suffering!

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Home Stager with Argent Décor

bee collecting pollenIt's that time of year (here in Phoenix, anyways) when pollen is going nuts and allergy sufferers are, well, suffering.  This spring hasn't been AS bad for me in recent years, but here's some tips to minimize your miserableness:

1.  Shower before bed.  You pick up pollen all day on your hair, clothes, and skin - don't take it to bed with you!

2.  Stay indoors during peak pollen hours of 10-4.  If you excercise outdoors (not an issue for me!), do so in the early morning, when pollen counts are lowest.

3.  Limit your dairy intake.  (OK, THIS one hurts me!).  Many doctors believe dairy products increase mucus production, which can amp up allergy symptoms.

4.  Clean your home!  Change air vent filters, rinse window screens, launder your curtains - all of these collect pollen. 

5.  Wash your pet, too!  If your hair collects pollen, think how much must be on your pet!  Especially if they go outdoors.

6.  Use nasal irrigation.  Yes, sounds funny, but it works!  Neti pots (look like plastic tea pots) or saline sprays work great for clearing your sinuses.  A little awkward at first, but WELL WORTH the relief!

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This is an excellent post! Thank you for the tips. Thank you for sharing this post.

April 05, 2011 12:52 PM
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Sharon, thanks for some great practical advice.  This should help keep quite a few folks closer to the comfort zone this spring. 

April 05, 2011 01:05 PM
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The experts say to be sure to use the vacuum in places you don't normally vacuum, as the dust may cause issues too!

April 06, 2011 07:23 PM
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Sharon, I was going to do a blog on this very topic!   As I am speaking, I am sneezing!

April 12, 2011 09:04 AM
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Joan - go ahead and copy my blog! 

Scott - I imagine vacuumming under beds - especially if you have carpet - would be a VERY good idea!

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