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AccuWeather offers tips for coping with spring allergies

Allergy season is in full swing, and this can be a tough few months for allergy sufferers. From sneezing to itchy eyes to headaches, AccuWeather has plenty of suggestions to help ward off the symptoms.

Stay inside early in the morning: 

After a very wet winter in Arizona, everything is in bloom, so pollen levels continue to range from moderate to high. Stay inside early in the morning between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. This is when pollen counts are the highest. The best time to go outside is right after a heavy rain, since it washes the pollen out of the air.

Keep indoor air clean: 

When pollen counts are high, it’s best to close your house and car windows. It’s also best to use air conditioning, which will filter the pollen out of the air.

Mayo Clinic suggestions:

Mayo Clinic suggests vacuuming often and using a portable high efficiency particulate air filter in your bedroom.

Avoid certain foods: 

Surprisingly, it may be best to avoid certain foods. Some people with severe pollen allergies may actually have trouble eating raw and fresh fruit. If you suffer from severe allergies, you may not to avoid it.

Carry an allergy relief kit: 
There are inexpensive over-the-counter items you can keep on hand. Your kit could include eye drops, nasal spray, and decongestants, which may help make the season a more pleasant experience.

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Lauren Moss

KWWL News Anchor and Multimedia Journalist

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