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Best Tips for Avoiding Spring Allergies

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Best Tips for Avoiding Spring Allergies



What Is Making Me Sick This Spring?


If you are like me, and your allergic symptoms seem to be exaggerated in the spring and fall, you probably have seasonal allergic rhinitis. The most common allergens that make people extra-sick around this time of year are pollen and mold. If an open car window or a walk through a grassy field starts you sniffling, you could be pollen-sensitive.
Check out our Learning Library Feature on Pollen and Minimizing Symptoms.

Spring cleaning is a popular pastime in April and May, but if you find that scrubbing musty cracks and crevices makes your eyes water, it could be more than dust-bunnies effecting you. Mold spore is another spring allergy that rears its ugly head when the rains come, and humidity increases.
Check out our Learning Library Feature on Preventing Common Sprintime Allergies.

A Sigh Of Relief - Products For Feeling Better


Many National Allergy products can be helpful for finding relief during pollen season. While several items are mentioned in our learning library articles listed above, I've also included a quick reference list of a few things that may not have been mentioned before that I recommend and use for protection from spring allergies. Click the product links for more information. Remember that you don't need to avoid all allergens to get symptom relief, just reduce your exposure as much as you can.
  • HEPA Air Purifier. I have a HEPA air cleaner in my office and in my bedroom at home. These machines circulate air through the HEPA filters that trap things like pollen and mold spores so you don't breathe them in!


  • Nasaline Irrigator. I know several of our referring doctors highly recommend this nasal irrigation product. If your nose and sinuses are dirty with pollen, clean them out! Irrigation also promotes healthy mucus production and movement.


  • 3M Dust and Pollen Mask. Keep some in your supply closet for work projects, especially in spring and fall! Many people use them when mowing or gardening, too.


  • Allersearch Allergen Wash
  • Allersearch Allergen Wash has Super Surfactants to remove pollen and other allergens from your clothes and bedding. Washing clothes immediately after working outdoors helps to keep pollen from spreading indoors.

  • Quick Bath Pet Wipes. Because of pollen's sticky nature, even taking your pet for a brief afternoon walk can mean a healthy collection of pollen on their fur. Quick Bath wipes not only remove dander, but also other allergenic particles like pollen, and your pet will love the attention!


Article Quick Read
  • The most common spring allergens are pollen and mold.
  • You don't need to avoid all allergens to get symptom relief, just reduce your exposure as much as you can.
  • Nasal irrigation cleanses nasal passages and sinus cavities and promotes healthy mucus production and movement.
  • Washing clothes immediately after working outdoors helps to keep pollen from spreading indoors.
  • Quick Bath wipes remove dander and other allergenic particles like pollen from your pet's coat.