We all know it. The worst time for allergies is spring and fall. And this fall seems to be particularly bad.
Here are some tips to help you deal with allergies and how they affect your eyes:
- The first thing to do is to avoid your triggers.
- Stay indoors when pollen counts are highest, usually in mid-morning and early evening.
- Close the windows and run the air conditioner (window fans can draw in pollen and mold spores).
- Clean floors with a damp mop. Sweeping tends to stir up rather than get rid of allergens.
- Especially if you have a pet, consider replacing rugs and carpets, which trap and hold allergens, with hardwood, tile, or other flooring materials that are easier to clean.
- To stop mold from growing inside your home, keep the humidity under 50%. You may need to use a dehumidifier, especially in a damp basement.
- If your pet is a trigger, keep it out of your bedroom.
- Don’t rub your eyes. That’s likely to make symptoms worse. Use cool compresses instead.
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