It’s coming whether we want it to or not. Spring and it’s pesky sidekick, Allergy Season. There’s nothing we can do to prevent it, stop it or slow it down, but we can prepare ourselves. Every year once the seasons whisper promises of changing, we know it won’t be long before pollen is in the air and we’re all reaching for the box of tissues. However, preparation is key and Cherry Street Pharmacy can help. By getting ready for the inevitable exit of Winter and the welcoming of Spring, this allergy season could be full of empty threats.
While location and weather patterns determine when allergy season begins and ends, the ways to prepare for it are the same. With a little effort, you can avoid the reintroduction of those annoying symptoms like sneezing, runny noses and itchy eyes that can’t decide if they want to be dry or water excessively instead.
How to Prepare for Allergy Season
Spring Cleaning – When tackling the to-do list of spring cleaning chores, make sure to focus on things such as bedding, upholstered furniture, and air filters since allergens have a habit of accumulating there. If you have carpet in your home, vacuum often. Avoid opening windows and doors to let the breeze in as you may be inviting unwelcomed guests, as well. Speaking of uninvited guests, try to change clothes once you’re home and keep the laundry pile low as pollen, especially, has a tendency to stick to fabric. Staying current with laundry and limiting where your outside clothes touch help keep spreading to a minimum.
Spring Schedule – If possible, adjust your schedule to accommodate exposure to outdoor allergens. Pollen counts seem to be higher earlier in the day, typically before 10am, which makes it virtually impossible to avoid. However, remaining cognizant of the time spent outside during this time could be another layer in preparing yourself against the onslaught of symptoms. Using hand sanitizer and washing hands promptly upon entering the house or workplace can help eliminate chances of allergies flaring up.
Prepare with Cherry Street Pharmacy
Make a point to visit a pharmacist at Cherry Street Pharmacy before Spring has officially sprung. Doing so can help establish a care plan with supplements, vitamins or vaccines that can take effect before allergy season starts. Avoid the annoying buzz of allergies this upcoming season by preparing yourself ahead of time.