Allergy season is here. This time of year isn’t fun for people with seasonal allergies. If you are pregnant during allergy season, it can make you feel miserable. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to relieve and prevent your symptoms.
It’s best not to take any allergy medications during pregnancy. There are a few medications that can be safely used during pregnancy, if needed. Talk to your doctor about the severity of the symptoms. While some medication may be o.k., it’s better to try to use natural remedies or preventative measures.
The first step is to determine the triggers. What triggers your allergy symptoms? Pollen and mold spores are common causes of seasonal allergies. Once you have determined what sets off your allergies, you can try to avoid them and eliminate them from your environment.
Start inside your home. Close the windows and turn on the air conditioner. This will help keep the pollen outside, rather than letting it blow into the house. Use filters for your system that are made to filter out particles from the air. These steps will help reduce the amount of allergens in the air you breathe.
When planning outdoor activities, consider the pollen in the air. Many television weather people give information about air quality during the evening broadcast. The information is also available in many newspapers. Look for this to determine the pollen level. When the levels are really high, you may want to stay indoors.
Working in the yard is not a good idea if you are suffering from allergies. If possible, hire someone to cut the grass or ask your partner to do the job. Keep the windows closed while the grass is being cut. If you have to work in the garden, wear a protective mask to keep the pollen out of your lungs.
Don’t make plans to go places that are bad for your allergies. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, don’t go to the park for a picnic when the pollen levels are high. Choose another destination where you exposure to allergens won’t be as high.