Pollen pointers

Tips for preventing hay fever

Leaves and flowers are blooming, and hay fever is back. Here are tips for preventing allergic reactions to grass and tree pollens:

Pinpoint pollen: If you don’t know from experience that, say, ragweed is what makes you itch and sneeze, see your physician to find out what you’re allergic to.

Don’t wait to take meds: Allergy medication is most effective when taken before allergy symptoms develop.

Keep up on pollen counts: Look for TV, radio or mobile updates on pollen counts in your area. On bad days, people with severe allergies should stay indoors.

Source: www.berkeleywellness.com