What to do? Read on for tips to help manage your allergies, so you can enjoy the outdoors.
- Steer clear of triggers. If you have pollen allergies, make sure to do your hiking and other outside activities in the morning, when pollen counts are generally lowest.
- Wear glasses or sunglasses. Dark wrap-around sunglasses may be best to help keep pollen out of your eyes. If you don’t have that style, any glasses or sunglasses will be better than none at all.
- Check local pollen reports. Pollen.com has allergy alert mobile apps and a national allergy map to help you plan your day, week or month.
- Take a shower. After being outdoors, remove your clothes in your mud room, not your bedroom, and take a quick shower to rinse off.
- Put on a mask. Gardening is an outdoor activity many enjoy. If this includes you, wearing a mask while you dig and plant will help to keep any disturbed mold spores from being inhaled.
- Eat colorful foods. More red, green, orange and yellow vegetables and fruits you eat every day, the better. Each color represents different vitamins and nutrients, which helps build up your immune system.
- Use herbal formulations. Vitamin C and wild Mediterranean oregano oil promote immune health. Stinging nettle and elecampane support allergy health. You will find these and other supportive herbs in Allergy ReLeaf® System, Allertonic®, Hi-Bio-C and Wild Mediterranean Oregano Oil.