The source of your sneezes may be right in your backyard, and if you’re going to do any gardening work this season, you’re going to want to take a look at these tips before stepping into the battlefield.
- Keep the grass cut low. – Cut your grass more often to keep it around two inches. This will eliminate the flowers and pollen that grow in the grass, before it becomes a problem.
- Protect your skin. – If it’s not too hot, wear long sleeves and pants while working in the garden. This will protect you from a skin allergic reaction.
- Don’t forget to wash up after. – After working in the yard, it’s best to immediately shower to wash away dirt and pollen.
- Keep a pair of shades. – Keep sunglasses on your face while gardening in order to decrease the chances of pollen irritating your eyes.
- Combat your allergies with meds. – Over the counter antihistamines are great for treating pollen and grass allergies. Still no relief? Talking to an allergist to see what medicines are best for you would be the best way to keep allergy flare ups to a minimum when working in the garden.