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April showers bring… allergy relief!
For the one in ten Americans who suffers from pollen allergies, April flowers may be the last thing they’re looking forward to. But don’t give up on enjoying spring just because of allergies. Here are some tips to help you lessen the effects of seasonal allergies:
- Stay indoors when pollen counts are high and go outside in the late afternoon and immediately following heavy rains when counts are lower.
- Use tight-fitting glasses to keep pollen out of your eyes.
- When inside, keep your doors and windows shut – using air conditioning can help keep the air clean.
- Take a shower before bed to wash pollen out of your hair and off your bedding.
Also, complete the Allergy Assessment, available at www.webmdhealth.com/ut, to find out how you can reduce your seasonal allergy symptoms.
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