As we are non-drug around here, folks ask what they can do with or instead of medication for hay fever.
If you suffer from hay fever, you likely already know some of these strategies to alleviate your
Here are 5 recommendations you can use now, immediately, to fight your misery inducing allergic reaction.
1. Wash that pollen right out of your hair.
Shampoo when you come indoors, or at least in the evening, to wash away any clinging pollen. This way you keep pollen off your pillow and sheets. No need sleeping with the enemy, is there?
Keep your dirty, pollen laden clothes out of the bedroom. Change and leave clothes where you'll have the least contact with them.
2. Watch what you wear.
Don’t be a greaser. Anything you put on your hair/skin that is sticky (hair gel, bug spray, sun block) is going to catch and keep airborne pollen. On your skin. In your hair. Near your eyes.
Wear sunglasses. Really. Wraps or Jackie O's can go a long way toward pollen free eyes.
Wear a hat to keep pollen off your hair. All the disaffected, ironic kids are doing it.
See? Less pollen. I'm so happy.
3. Avoid the pollen to begin with.
Exercise indoors. If you exercise outdoors, do it in the morning when less pollen is likely to be airborne. Stay indoors on dry, warm, windy days, and avoid the outdoors in the afternoon when pollen counts are generally highest.
4. Don't bring your troubles home with you.
Your four-legged roommates' furry coats are just super for bringing pollen in the house. Keep them in or out, as far as allowable.
Close windows, turn off fans, use your air conditioners. Home and car.
When using the AC, set it on recirculate to keep pollen on the outside.
A window fan will obviously suck pollen right into your home. Indoor fans get dust and pollen invaders already in the house airborne. Where they will find you.
You can't run. You can't hide. We are POLLEN.
5. Clear the air.
Keep AC filters clean in home and car.
If you don't have whole house filtration, invest in a room size unit.
-----------Changing behaviors to thwart the allergens works pretty well for most people I treat.
Change with supplement/diet regimes works even better.
Unfortunately, for some out there, the reaction is too horrific.
If that's you, the above can be useful even though you must use meds to function.
I don't have a silly picture for that.