Experts say we're in for a pollen ‘superburst’ in the next couple of weeks.
Roger Emert, an allergy specialist at the New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, recently shared his tips for combating watery eyes and the sniffles on ABC's Good Morning America:
- Start taking prescription medicines earlier. If you've been tested for allergies and know you're allergic to pollen, consider taking your medication earlier than usual. They're more effective if you start taking them before symptoms appear.
- Try non-sedating antihistamines. Claritin is the most popular non-sedating antihistamine.
- Keep windows closed. It's especially important to keep windows closed on windy days and in the morning, when pollen counts are highest. If you'd still like to get fresh air into your home, consider a Safeguard Window Filter.
- Turn on the air conditioner. This will help filter the air. Air purifiers are made to remove allergens and toxins from the air in your home, and dehumidifiers are important allergy relief appliances for hot, humid environments.