How to Allergy-Proof Your Day

By Joe Gullo

Published 03/31 2014 11:41AM

Updated 03/31 2014 11:43AM

Spring is here and with the warmer weather comes itchy eyes and runny noses for allergy sufferers. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to keep your hay fever at bay.

We're talking about allergy proofing your day.

This is some really helpful advice from allergists and doctors about how you can change your daily routine to avoid certain triggers. Doctors say one of the biggest things you can do is to start your allergy medications even before you have symptoms.

For most people, tree and grass pollen is to blame for those horrible allergies.

Try not to open your windows in the morning when the pollen count is high. Change your AC filters to remove pollen, dust and mold or consider buying an air purifier with a HEPA filter. Experts say wear sunglasses, as they block airborne allergens from getting into your eyes.

One huge step experts suggest is taking an antihistamine before bed.

It might mean you wake up free of symptoms. Consider reading weather reports or there's a cool app called Allergy Alert.

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