Allergy Season Tips For Dealing With The Worst Pollen Season In Years

Jinger Jarrett

With allergy season just around the corner, for many it will be a miserable time of year. This year's allergy season is expected to be the worst pollen season in years. There are, however, many things that those who suffer from allergies can do to relieve the symptoms and feel better fast.

Today reported that there were nine things that allergy sufferers did that could actually make symptoms worse. With a mild winter and an early spring, those who suffer from allergies could pay a bigger price. Dr. Merritt Fajt, an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center said that each year was predicted to be a worse allergy season than the last.

"Every year we say this may be the worst pollen season. But this year we are seeing an increase in pollen a month sooner than usual in many areas of the U.S. More and more people are having year round allergy symptoms, who used to have seasonable ones."

— George du Toit (@GoAllergy) March 24, 2016

To avoid bringing pollen into the house during allergy season, consider taking a shower at night, and use an air conditioner to cool the house rather than throwing open the windows and bringing pollen into the house. Driving with the windows down in the car is another way to bring pollen in during allergy season.

For those who are allergic to grass, it's a good idea to have someone else cut the grass, and don't go outside if the neighbors are mowing the grass. Allergy sufferers need to avoid rubbing their eyes after coming from the outside. It's also a good idea to avoid certain fruits and vegetables like apples, almonds, and carrots, and red wine can trigger an attack too.

— CBS46 (@cbs46) March 24, 2016

— Jason Durden (@JasonDurdenWSB) March 24, 2016

Dust mites can cause problems even when it's not allergy season, and it's one of the most common allergens allergy sufferers can come in contact with. Using allergen proof covers on pillows, comforters, mattresses and box springs can help sufferers keep dust mites at bay. Experts recommend using tightly woven microfiber for best results.

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