8 Ways To Allergy-Proof Your Life

Here are some simple steps you can take to cut down on airborne allergies.

  • Get out of the line of fire by going indoors or to another location when hay fever symptoms start.
  • Clean and dust your house, and close windows to prevent pollens from entering your home.
  • Wash your hair before going to bed.
  • Don't hang clothes out to dry.
  • Cut down on caffeine, which stresses the glands involved in the inflammation process.
  • Reduce consumption of mucous-producing dairy products.
  • Check with your health care provider about cleansing your body with a week-long fast, taking in only water, fruit and vegetable juices.
  • Avoid dirty air. Car exhaust can aggravate allergies. Try to stay indoors during rush hour when air pollution soars.