Tips on how to keep pollen outside the home - Tucson News Now

Tips on how to keep pollen outside the home

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Allergy sufferers know it can be miserable, the itchy eyes, the runny nose, the uncontrollable sneezing when the weather warms up. 

The earlier, warmer weather, has many non-allergy sufferers wondering what can be done to help alleviate these symptoms.

Local health experts offer up ideas to help control allergies, for those who may not want to take over-the-counter medicines. 

Here are several of the ideas, with the obvious being avoid outside when the pollen count is high.  For those who cannot avoid being outside the main tip is to avoid bringing the pollen into the house - this can be done by changing clothes immediately after coming in from the outside, keeping shoes outside the home, and keeping the windows closed.

Health experts also say one way to help keep children from sneezing and experiencing allergy symptoms is to limit the number of stuffed animals they have; by doing this parents reduce the amount of dust and allergens that are close at hand.

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