Fall brings about the most beautiful changing of the leaves, but it also brings in the worst allergies. When your head is stuffy and you are constantly sneezing, it can be hard to find the willpower to do anything. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to prepare for allergy season. Consider these tips and get back to enjoying our area’s beautiful fall weather.
Check Pollen Levels Each Day
One of the most common fall allergies is pollen. Some days will be worse than others, so it is important to check pollen levels each and every day. It is also important to understand the upcoming weather conditions. Windy days can make pollen travel farther and irritate your system more. Try to plan activities on low pollen level days and carry an antihistamine with you just in case you need it.
Plan Activities Early or Late in the Day
Pollen levels tend to be significantly less in the early hours of the morning and the late hours of the evening. If you want to go outdoors without sneezing every few minutes, plan your activities earlier or later in the day. In addition to less pollen, you will also find the sun’s rays at these hours make the changing leaves look even prettier.
Sip Hot Beverages
The steam from a hot beverage such as tea can help you feel significant relief from your allergies. The hot steam helps to loosen and thin the mucus in your nose, which makes it easier to breathe. Any hot beverage will work, but hot items like tea and soup will give you additional health benefits.
No one can deny that allergies are unpleasant. However, with the right amount of preparation and a few remedies in your back pocket, you can still enjoy the wonderful autumn season without consequences.