10 Ways to Beat the Pollen This Spring

With Spring in full bloom, parts of the country, especially cities in Florida, are  experiencing high pollen counts. With flowers and trees blossoming everywhere, you may not be ready for an influx of Spring allergies! Here are 10 ways you can beat the pollen this Spring!

  1. Close your windows and doors.
  2. Don’t use window or attic fans during pollen season; they stir up pollen dust.  Use air-conditioning instead.
  3. That breeze may feel nice when you’re driving with the windows down, but it isn’t good for allergies. Keep your windows rolled up when driving.
  4. Dry clothing and bedding in the dryer. Don’t hang them on a clothesline outside.
  5. Don’t allow outdoor pets in your bedroom as they may have pollen on their fur which can transfer to bedding.
  6. Change your clothing when you come indoors. Shower and wash your hair first to remove any pollen residue.
  7. Don’t collect too many indoor plants.
  8. Wear a mask and gloves when cleaning or vacuuming.
  9. Filter the air in your home. Cover air conditioning vents with cheesecloth to help filter pollen, and use high efficiency air filters. Clean air filters frequently, and air ducts at least once a year.
  10. If you have pets, consider keeping them outside or perhaps ask someone else to take care of them.

With these tips, you can keep your allergies at bay and enjoy Spring!