March 20, 2012

The Demon Pollen

Ahh Spring. Warm temperatures, blooming flowers and trees and pollen. Yuck! I literally saw clouds of pollen blowing across the street today and hightailed it inside and shut the windows! I hate to shut out the lovely weather, but the demon yellow dust is something I'd like to avoid.

Are you allergic? Even if you're not it's never a good idea to walk through a cloud of fine particulates and it can irritate your eyes and nose. Here are some tips to help you deal with the dreaded pollen monster.
  • Close the windows at home and in your car. If it's too warm in your house or car, run the air conditioning and set the air on "recirculate" so you're not bringing in outside air filled with pollen.
  • Make sure you dust and vacuum regularly to keep the pollen that does get into your home to a minimum.
  • Use saline nasal spray and "natural tears" eye drops to help wash the pollen from nasal passages and irritated eyes.
Don't worry this will all be over soon and then we only have to deal with the summer heat and humidity!

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