advice and tips
If you suffer from a pollen allergy, there are things you can do on a daily basis to help reduce your exposure to pollen and therefore the intensity of your symptoms.
The amount of pollen in the air increases when conditions are dry, hot and sunny
- On days like these, avoid walking in fields or in tall grass if you are allergic to grass or weed pollen, and keep away from forests and parks if you are allergic to tree pollen.
- Close windows mid-morning and early afternoon, when temperatures are at their highest.
- Avoid strenuous physical activity outdoors.
Other simple tips to reduce your exposure to pollen:
- Keep car windows closed.
- Do not mow the lawn yourself if you are allergic to grass or weed pollen.
- To avoid bringing pollen inside the home, do not dry laundry outside.
- When outdoors, keep your head covered (hat, scarf, cap, etc.) and wash your hair when you return home and/or before going to bed.
- Avoid contact with bronchial irritants (tobacco, perfumes, aerosol sprays, etc.).