How to Deal with Allergy Season in the Pacific Northwest

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The spring allergy season can be really tough for some people, especially in the Pacific Northwest. We do not know yet how it will be this year, but since it has snowed quite recently and the temperatures went really low, there is a chance that the season was delayed a little bit.

If you want to know how you can survive the allergy season, we have a couple of tips for you. These methods should help you avoid allergies as much as you can, and you will have a peaceful spring.

Allergy treatments

You can’t stay hidden in your house forever, but there are ways to protect you when you go outside. Simply take an antihistamine before any kind of outdoor activity. They are not that expensive and they will definitely help.

You can also try any decongestant for the nose. This will also help with your eye symptoms. You can try to use a salwater nasal wash or even a neti pot. There won’t be any side effects and you will get rid of congestion and nasal secretions.

Avoid pollen

There are a couple of things you can do in order to avoid pollen. For example, wearing a hat and glasses can protect your eyes and face from pollen. It is also a good idea to avoid going outside during the middle of the day, as allergies are worse during that period.

At night don’t leave any open windows close to your head and when you wash your laundry avoid drying it outdoors while it is pollen season.

Medication

If your allergies are not too severe you don’t need to try more than simple medication. However, if your life is affected by the allergies, it might time for something more powerful. You should visit an allergy specialist and get evaluated.

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Brad is a former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, is an award-winning travel, culture, and parenting writer. His writing has appeared in many of the Canada’s most respected and credible publications, including the Toronto Star, CBC News and on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine. A meticulous researcher who’s not afraid to be controversial, he is nationally known as a journalist who opens people’s eyes to the realities behind accepted practices in the care of children. Brad is a contributing journalist to Advocator.ca


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