A is for April, Asthma, & Allergies

Last Friday morning, I woke up to this:

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This week? The sun shines brightly, the flowers are blooming, and the grass has turned green:

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This drastic change in weather is normal for the Denver area, or so I’m told.

Also normal for this time of year, unfortunately, are seasonal allergy triggers. If all the pollen saturating the air has people in your house sneezing and blowing their noses all day, check out some quick tips to limit exposure:

– Keep your windows shut when pollen levels are high and use the A/C, which filters the air, instead.
– Don’t use a clothesline until pollen levels go down.
– Exercise/play outside after 10:00 am. Pollen’s worse in the early morning.
– Shower at night to wash the pollen off before bed.
– Try nasal washes.

Want more?

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology:
Spring Allergies & Asthma Survival Guide

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