How Can Pollen Allergies Be Managed or Treated?

Management of pollen allergies may involve:

  • Avoiding outdoor activities during peak pollen seasons, especially on dry, windy days when pollen levels are higher.
  • Keeping windows closed and using air conditioning with HEPA filters to reduce indoor pollen exposure.
  • Showering and changing clothes after spending time outdoors to remove pollen from the skin and clothing.
  • Using over-the-counter or prescription medications such as antihistamines, nasal corticosteroids, decongestants, or allergy shots (immunotherapy) to alleviate symptoms and reduce the body’s allergic response.