Today's Pollen Forecast for 07981 :

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6 Tips for Gardening with Seasonal Allergies

Few things can take the joy out of planting season like outdoor allergens. However, you can keep your garden pristine while keeping allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
symptoms to a minimum. AllergyX Allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
-friendly gardening simply requires the right plants and preparation.

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Tips for Gardening and Allergies

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1. Monitor Pollen Forecasts

PollenX Pollen
A fine, powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower called stamens or from the male cone of a tree.
counts can be highest when it’s windy and dry, and early in the morning. Try to get out when the pollen countX pollen count
A measure of the amount of pollen in the air. The counts are usually reported for three types of pollen: grasses, trees and weeds. The count is reported as grains per cubic meter of air and is translated into a corresponding level: absent, low, moderate, high or very high.
is low outside. Be sure to check the local pollen forecast. The best time for allergyX allergy
An exaggerated response of the immune system to a substance that is ordinarily harmless.
-friendly gardening is when pollenX pollen
A fine, powdery substance, typically yellow, consisting of microscopic grains discharged from the male part of a flower called stamens or from the male cone of a tree.
levels are lower, usually on rainy or cloudy days.
 

Garden gloves

2. Take Protective Measures with Outdoor Allergens

To help minimize getting a reaction from pollen while gardening, wear an inexpensive painter’s mask, a hat, oversized glasses, gloves and long sleeves. Change your clothes before walking through the house to help keep pollen from circulating inside.
 

flowers

3. Pick Allergy-Friendly Plants

The type of plants you put in your garden can protect you from allergies in the future. Flowers such as daffodils, impatiens, lilies and petunias produce less pollen. Check your gardening center or online resources for additional advice.
 

Trees

4. Alter Your Landscape Based on Your Allergies

Replanting grass and trees is a longer-term project, but it could help you avoid outdoor allergy symptoms. Some trees, such as hardwood and deciduous trees, can aggravate allergies. Others, like crepe myrtle, dogwood and fir trees, produce less pollen. Female buffalo grass produces no pollen.
 

Shower

5. Wash Away Pollen

Powder-fine pollen easily sticks to skin, hair and fabrics. After gardening, take a shower to remove pollen and moldX mold
Parasitic, microscopic fungi (like Alternaria) that float in the air like pollen. Mold spores are a common trigger for allergies and can be found in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, as well as outdoors in grass, leaf piles, hay, mulch or under mushrooms.
spores from your skin and hair. If you don’t have time to shower, at least wash your face and hands and throw your clothes in the wash.
 

Take Medicine

6. Take Allergy Medication

A non-drowsy antihistamineX antihistamine
Medication that relieves symptoms of sneezing, itching and runny nose by blocking histamine receptors.
will help you fight allergy symptoms for hours once they occur. Claritin® is available in Liqui-gels®, RediTabs®, chewables and tablets, and Claritin-D®, which contains an antihistamine and decongestantX decongestant
Medication that shrinks swollen nasal tissues to relieve symptoms of nasal swelling, congestion and mucus secretion.
, is available in tablets. Both medicines are available in 12-hour and 24-hour options. The active ingredient in Claritin®, loratadine, won’t make you feel sleepy in the middle of your gardening project.

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