Allergy season is in full swing and can last through the end of this month. Don’t let allergy culprits like pet dander, ragweed, pollen, mold and grass get you down.

Instead, try these simple tricks that can help you combat your allergies:

  • Cut back on hair products. It may seem odd, but using sticky hair care products can draw in more pollen since it naturally sticks to your hair and clothes.1
  • Take extra care of your home by wiping down areas such as windows, curtains and blinds, where dust and mold hides.2
  • Give your nose lots of TLC. Try a saline rinse or any nasal spray to help prevent sneezing.3
  • Travel wisely. Summer is prime road trip time – and also when the pollen count is high. Keep your car windows closed and the air conditioner on.4
  • Eat your greens. Studies have shown that foods filled with antioxidants – fruits, veggies and even nuts – can help fight inflammation. Be sure to take extra caution if you have food allergies.5
  • A quick change into clean, pollen-free clothes after being outside can reduce your allergen exposure.6 (And if time allows, rinse off in the shower before changing.)

If your allergies still become a problem, connect with Teladoc via phone, web or mobile app.* Our doctors are available to help you feel better during allergy season — 24/7.

 

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1. https://www.travelers.com/resources/home/safety/grilling-safety-tips.aspx
2. http://www.everydayhealth.com/allergy-pictures/easy-allergy-fighting-tricks-you-may-not-have-tried.aspx#08
3. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/allergy-relief-10/seasonal-allergy-checklist
4. http://www.webmd.com/allergies/allergy-relief-10/seasonal-allergy-checklist
5. http://www.rd.com/health/conditions/5-surprising-ways-to-stop-seasonal-allergies/
6. http://acaai.org/allergies/types/hay-fever-rhinitis

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