It’s almost impossible to completely avoid summer allergies when you’re outside and triggers are all around you. However, you can ease sniffling, sneezing, and congestion by avoiding your main summer allergy triggers.
Here are a few tips:
1. Try to stay indoors whenever the pollen count is high (pollen counts usually peak in the mornings).
2. Keep your doors and windows closed whenever possible to keep allergens out. Use an air purifier, if possible.
3. Clean the air filters in your home often. Also clean bookshelves, vents, and other places where pollen can collect.
4. Wash your bedding and rugs in hot water (at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit) to eliminate dust mites and other allergens.
5. Wash your hair after going outside. Pollen can collect there.
6. Vacuum twice a week.
7. Keep the humidity in your house between 30 and 50 percent to prevent the growth of dust mites, which thrive in humid climates.