Now, if you want to avoid allergy symptoms altogether, there are a few steps we can take at home.
1. Do a nasal rinse at least once a day, but twice a day is better, especially if you're stuffy. Stuffiness isn't good. You want your nose to have adequate fluid intake to flush out the pollen.
2. If you're outside long period of time, take those dirty pollen-filled clothes off and put them right in the laundry bin. You don't want those clothes sitting on fabric sofas or dropping them on the floor because that will only spread pollen.
3. You wouldn't believe the amount of pollen that collects in the hair and skin. Bathe at night and wash your hair before bed, so that the pollen won't spread to your sheets and affect your sleep. You also want to wash your sheets weekly in hot water, too, to get rid of any allergens.
4. Stuffed animals and carpet are pollen and dust magnets, so limit the amount you have in your home, if possible. If you can't afford new flooring, make sure you vacuum regularly.
5. When you're in the car, keep the air conditioner on re-circulation. This keeps pollen out of the car as much as possible, so you won't be exposed.