How to Prevent Spring Allergies: Dr. Stork for Simply Saline

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Dr. Travis Stork: People who suffer severely
from allergies, the one thing I want to emphasize is that the best thing you can do is to, as
much as you can, prevent symptoms before you have to treat them. And so here are some simple measure you can
take at home as spring allergy season approaches or if it’s already in your community things
you can do. So allergens tend to be worse, pollen tends
to be worse in the morning and through the mid-day. So if you like to exercise, you may want to
avoid exercising outdoors during that time of day. This is the time of year where, hey, pollen
counts are high. Go ahead and close the windows in your car on your way to work, because you’re
trying to minimize your exposure to these things. Wearing wide-brimmed hats and glasses, actually,
can help prevent allergens from getting into your eyes. When you get home, and you’ve been
outside all day, the pollen’s been grabbing on to your hair and your shoes. Leave your shoes at the front door and shower,
because if you just get home and you just plop into bed, well, all that pollen that’s
been sitting on your hair is now on your pillowcase. And so a lot of people wake up the next morning
and are shocked to find that their symptoms are worse, but they’ve been laying in that
pollen all night. So avoiding exposure is the best thing you can do.

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