Due to the mild winter pollen season started early this year. Most of us in Central Georgia have been noticing the yellowish coating since the middle of February. For those who suffer from allergies, here are a few tips to help minimize your pain.
When possible, the best strategy is to try to avoid the pollen. That means staying indoors.
If you have to be outdoors, it’s smart to use a mask to protect your airway.
Tight-fitting glasses can help keep the pollen out of your eyes.
When inside, keep your doors and windows shut. Turning on the air conditioning can help keep the air clean.
Central air systems work great to filter indoor air, but you’ve got to change the filters. Not enough people change their filters regularly enough.
A shower before bed will wash pollen out of your hair and keep it off your pillow. That may make it easier to get a good night’s sleep.
If you have indoor pets that also go outside make sure you wipe them down with a damp cloth when they return indoors.