Easing the sneezing: How to survive pollen season

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pollen released by trees, grasses or weeds can trigger annoying and unpleasant symptoms, making life a challenge until allergy season passes. But you don’t have to suffer. Follow these precautions to avoid getting sidelined from allergies:
• Watch the pollen count. Pollen counts are usually higher in the morning and on warm, dry, breezy days, and they’re at their lowest when it’s chilly and wet. Check online or tune in to your local radio or TV weather report for your area’s pollen count so you can plan your day.
• Turn on the air. Shut the windows and use air conditioning at home and in the car. Consider buying an air purifying device for your bedroom to help you sleep more soundly.
• Try over-the-counter (OTC) medications. OTC antihistamines can relieve