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Tips to Avoid Ragweed Allergy Symptoms

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Use the AC: Air conditioners, especially if they have HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters, can help remove pollen from indoor air.

Check pollen counts: The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology provides regional pollen counts. The website pollen.com also provides local and national allergy forecasts.

Rain showers can temporarily clear the air of pollen. But thunderstorms with wind can stir up more pollen. So get outdoors after a gentle rain, not after a big storm.

Sources:

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Ragweed Allergy. Web. September 5, 2011.
http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=9&sub=19&cont=267

About.com: Running & Jogging. Avoid Sneezing and Wheezing on the Run. Chrstine Luff. Web. September 5, 2011.
http://running.about.com/b/2011/09/01/avoid-sneezing-and-wheezing-on-the-run.htm

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Keep Your Green Thumb, Avoid the Red Nose. Web. September 5, 2011.
http://www.acaai.org/allergist/news/New/Pages/whatsnew_gardening_allergies.aspx

Discovery fit & health. Allergy Basics. Linnea Lundgren and Jeff Wald, MD. Web. September 5, 2011.
http://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/allergies/allergy-basics/how-allergies-work4.htm

Reviewed September 6, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg R.N.
Edited by Jody Smith

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