Stay aware of local pollen counts. Many weather websites and apps provide daily pollen forecasts so you can plan your outdoor activities accordingly.
Pollen levels are often highest in the morning and early evening. If possible, stay indoors during these times to reduce your exposure.
Keep windows and doors closed during high pollen seasons to prevent pollen from entering your living space. Use air conditioning with a clean filter to help filter out airborne pollen.
Consider using HEPA filters in your home's air conditioning and heating systems, as well as in portable air purifiers. These filters can help trap pollen and other allergens.
Regularly clean your home to remove pollen that may have been brought in. Vacuum with a HEPA filter and damp mop floors to trap pollen particles.
After spending time outdoors, change your clothes and take a shower to remove any pollen from your body and hair.
Wearing sunglasses when you're outside can help protect your eyes from pollen and reduce irritation.
Saline nasal rinses can help clear pollen and mucus from your nasal passages, reducing allergy symptoms.
Consult your doctor or allergist about using over-the-counter antihistamines, decongestants, or nasal corticosteroids. These medications can help alleviate allergy symptoms.