April 14, 2003
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.