Protect Yourself from Pollen

Pollen is one of the most common triggers of seasonal allergies. Every spring (summer and fall too!) plants release tiny pollen grains to fertilize other plants of the same species. Pollens that cause allergic reactions come from trees, weeds, and grasses. Be prepared to protect yourself from pollen!

Use appliances with a HEPA filter. Using HEPA filters can trap pollen and may help bring allergy relief! Air purifiers and vacuums with a HEPA filter can help with both indoor and outdoor allergens.

Start a nasal spray. Nasal sprays often work faster than allergy pills and help combat symptoms such as sneezing, runny, stuffy, or itchy nose, and itchy, watery eyes. Nasal sprays work by blocking certain natural substances that cause allergy symptoms. Sprays such as Flonase, Rhinocort, and Nasacort are now available over the counter!

Turn on the air conditioning. Air conditioning can drastically reduce and even eliminate in door allergies, but make sure to practice routine maintenance of the system! A well-maintained air conditioning system can prevent allergens from circulating in the home and keep symptoms at bay.


  1. I honestly had no idea that nasal sprays work faster than pills. Off to use mine now! Thanks for the tip!!

  2. We've been having a lot of pollen problems here lately!

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  4. Oh my gosh I couldn't agree with this more! My allergies are so awful. Another great trick is to add local honey to your tea every morning. That has helped me immensely.