Grass pollen levels are currently very high in Awendaw, South Carolina. If you’re sensitive to tree, grass and ragweed pollen, the spring and summer can feel torturous at times. You don’t have to suffer with the sniffles and sneezes, though. Read on to learn how to combat spring and summer allergies so that you can enjoy the warm weather.

Limit Outdoor Exposure

You don’t have to stay inside all spring and summer to ease your allergies. But remember that pollen counts are at their highest between 5 and 10 in the morning. Limiting your outdoor exposure during this time can help ease symptoms.

Also, limit your outdoor exposure on mornings that are extremely warm, dry and windy. The best time to take part in outdoor activities is right after a rainstorm. Sign up for allergy alerts to easily monitor the pollen counts in Awendaw.

Remove Pollen by Washing Frequently

Removing pollen from your body, clothing and all other items that you may have exposed is crucial. Always wash your face and hands after returning home from outside. Also, wash your clothes and bedding in hot and soapy water once a week. If you have pets, groom them frequently and minimize your contact with them on days with high pollen counts.

Use Whole-Home Ventilation

If you suffer from allergies, you must keep your windows closed to prevent pollen from traveling inside. That can cause your indoor air quality to become stale, though. As a result, you’ll worsen IAQ. Use a whole-home energy recovery ventilator, which will exhaust stale indoor air while replacing it with fresh, preconditioned and filtered outdoor air.

Do you need help combating spring and summer allergies? Contact the indoor air quality experts at Carolina Custom Air by calling 843-654-4229. We can help you breathe easier, sleep better and enjoy a higher quality of life at home.

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