Spring Allergy Alert

Avoid staying outdoors too long

(HealthDayNews) -- Spring flowers have barely sprung and already the pollen is making your eyes itch and your nose clog.

Fayette Community Hospital offers this advice:

  • Avoid staying outdoors for too long, especially in the morning between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., when pollen counts are highest.
  • Use an air conditioner and a dehumidifier to keep air clean, cool and dry.
  • If it's your job to mow the lawn, wear a mask designed to filter pollen.
  • Keep your car and home windows closed.
  • Don't hang your sheets or clothes outdoors to dry.
  • After spending time outdoors, leave your shoes outside to avoid tracking pollen in.
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