As the school year begins and the cooler weather arrives, it is that time of the year for all sorts of fun, outside fall activities. Whether it is football games, corn mazes, apple picking or hay rides, there is always something fun to do in fall.
It is also a good reminder to take notice of our fall allergies and how to manage them. Here are a couple of tips to remember when enjoying these outdoor fall activities:
- Avoid pollen, know which pollens you are sensitive to and then check the pollen counts. When pollen counts are high, try to limit your outdoor activities to lessen the amount of pollen allergens you inhale. We recommend milwaukeepollen.com or like our Facebook page for daily and LOCAL updates.
- Keep your windows closed both at home and in the car.
- Wash hair and body after spending long periods of time outside.
- Change and wash clothes worn during outdoor activities.
- Wash your hands after petting an animal that has been outside.
- Wear sunglasses or a hat to keep pollen out of your eyes and hair.
These tips from American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology help us to lessen the symptoms of our fall allergies. Get in control of your fall allergies, call us at AASC to schedule an appointment.