Cape May County Employee Wellness Program

Allergies

IT’S ALLERGY SEASON . . . again!

As flowers, trees, weeds, and grasses begin to blossom, pollen levels increase.  Spring showers trigger more mold growth inside and outside of your home.   And spring cleaning will also stir up dust mites throughout the house.  Here are some things to remember:    

  • KEEP POLLEN UNDER CONTROL—To tame pollen, wash bedding every week in hot water. Since pollen can accumulate in hair, wash your hair and shower before going to bed.
  • CLEAN EVERY SURFACE— Wear a mask and gloves when cleaning, vacuuming, or painting to limit dust and chemical exposure.  Vacuum and dust often.
  • WASH RUGS—Limit throw rugs to reduce dust and mold.  Make sure your rugs are washable.  When coming in from outside, take your shoes off at the door.
  • KEEP INDOOR AIR CLEAN—Keep windows closed to reduce pollen from entering the house.  Change filters in the air conditioning units and vents frequently.
  • Follow your physician’s instructions regarding taking your allergy medication.  (source: WebMD)

You can also check the allergy forecast for location at Pollen.com.


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