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.
This portion of the Teladoc Health website occasionally offers health, fitness, and nutritional information and is provided for educational purposes only. You cannot rely on any information provided here as a substitute for or replacement of professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Teladoc Health cannot assure that the information contained on this site always includes the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular subject matter covered.
If you ever have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional. Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical- or health-related advice from your healthcare professional because of something you may have read on this site. The use of any information provided on this site is solely at your own risk.
If you are in the United States and think you are having a medical or health emergency, call your healthcare professional, or 911, immediately.
Classroom health 101: 5 basic illness prevention tips
Tips for being the best you at any age