Participating in Outdoor Activities During the Spring Allergy Season

For any seasonal allergy sufferer, the thought of participating in an outdoor activity during spring time can seem horrifying. But if you take the right precautionary steps you can go out and play a game of kickball, go for an afternoon stroll, or do any other activity while keeping your symptoms under control.

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you should always take your allergies into consideration when participating in outdoor activities. Year-round you should constantly check the weather and pollen count before facing the world. Pollen count tends to be at it’s highest between the hours of 5 am and 10 am. The more damp and cloudy days are good conditions since pollen is temporarily washed out of the air.

Severe Allergies

Suffers with severe allergies should always be very careful when participating in a new outdoor activity for the first time, especially those who also have asthma. If you have any choice on where to play, choose pavement areas instead of grassy areas. You may also want to consider water sports; the water keeps pollutants and pollens washed away. Beaches and lakes are said to be more pollen free than pools. Also, for those with eczema, skin irritation is a common symptom of allergy. Hot weather and sun exposure can also result in a breakout.

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