• Use the AC: Air conditioners, especially if they have HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters, can help remove pollen from indoor air.
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.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Ragweed Allergy. Web. September 5, 2011.
About.com: Running & Jogging. Avoid Sneezing and Wheezing on the Run. Chrstine Luff. Web. September 5, 2011.
American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Keep Your Green Thumb, Avoid the Red Nose. Web. September 5, 2011.
Discovery fit & health. Allergy Basics. Linnea Lundgren and Jeff Wald, MD. Web. September 5, 2011.
Reviewed September 6, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg R.N.
Edited by Jody Smith