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.