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Give seasonal allergies the slip

Warmer weather has your spirits up, and growing things are in bloom. It's your time of year! So don't let sneezing and itchy, watery eyes get the best of you. Take charge of seasonal allergies and start feeling better with these five allergen-avoiding tips:

5 ways to control seasonal allergies

Create a barrier. Close the windows in your home and car, and keep them closed.

Wash it off. Hop in the shower and wash your hair after a trip outside.

Monitor your triggers. Check the news for pollen counts, and plan accordingly.

Watch the weather. Hot, dry and windy weather can move pollen.

Garden safely. Have someone do yardwork for you, or use masks and medication.

Sources: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Does having hay fever really mean you're allergic to alfalfa? And what do allergies have to do with a fever anyway? Find out more about hay fever by taking this quick quiz.

Reviewed 2/2/2022

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