Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on April 24, 2013 @ 11:40PM
Created on April 24, 2013 @ 11:16PM
It's been rather warm outside for quite some time. While we may be enjoying the temperatures, our noses may not because allergy season is here in full swing.
We may not be able to make allergy season go away but we can do some things to make the symptoms a little less prevalent.
One in five adults in the United States suffer from allergies. You may fall victim to one of two types, indoor or outdoor ones. There's some good news though. You can sort of control how the allergies affect you.
If you're dealing with indoor ones, a new study showed that having a professional cleaner come to your house can get rid of 97% of the allergens. You don't have to pay. You can also keep your windows shut to prevent more from getting inside.
If you're one of the people who sneeze the second you walk out the door, try not to do a lot of outdoor activity in the morning hours. That's when the pollen count is generally highest.
The most important thing about dealing with allergies is to get properly diagnosed. While this may seem like common sense, a lot of people confuse the common cold and allergies.
After you find out if you have allergies, there's a few things you can do to combat them.
If you're having problems inside, try getting your home professionally cleaned or putting a good filter on your air and heating systems. If you don't want to spend the money keep your windows shut. That also applies for outdoor allergies and when you're in the car. Also to stop the watery eyes outside, avoid going out early in the morning when pollen counts are the highest and wash your hair and body as soon as you come inside to get the pollen off of you.
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