Tips to help you through allergy season.
Take action against nasal allergy misery!
- Avoid outdoor activity when pollen counts are highest.
- Avoid grasses like Timothy, Johnson, Bermuda, Orchard, Sweet Vernal, and Kentucky Bluegrass—they are the greatest pollen offenders
- Get a breath of fresh air. Clean air filters in your home frequently
- When pollen is lurking keep your doors and windows tightly shut
- Showers don't always mean flowers! After heavy rains, pollen counts are lower.
- They love you not: Avoid daisies, sunflowers, jasmine, and smaller flowers with little color—they're pollen machines.
- Wish that pollen right out of your hair after you have been outdoors especially if the pollen counts is high that day.
- Better to find other ways to save energy! Drying your freshly washed clothing in a household dryer is the best way to rid them of pollen.
- Pollen often takes a siesta in the afternoon. Why not enjoy a fiesta of outdoor fun then?
- Tiptoe through the tulips—they're less likely to cause misery. So are begonias, azaleas, dahlias, gladiolas, crocuses, and roses
- Wash pillowcases regularly with hot water to remove pollen—you'll have sweater dreams.
- Give pollen the white glove treatment by cleaning bookshelves, vents, windowsills, and other areas where the little monsters can settle.
Take action against nasal allergy misery this season!
- Print these tips
- Try them out.
- Circle any that help.
If you're still not getting the relief you're looking for, note the symptoms that are making you miserable and discuss them with your doctor.
Based on clinical study results, patients 12 and older may experience relief of nasal allergy symptoms within 30 minutes.
References: 1. Dymista [package insert]. Somerset, NJ: Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc; 2015. 2. Hampel FC, Ratner PH, Van Bavel J, et al. Double-blind, placebo-controlled study of azelastine and fluticasone in a single nasal spray delivery device. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2010;105(2):168-173.