Fall is here, and with it, lots of new pollens to set off allergic reactions. Here are some tips for avoiding the worst of the season, courtesy the Discovery Channel.
• Pollen counts soar on warm, dry, breezy days. The best times to be outdoors are early mornings, evenings, during/after rain, or on dry, humid or windless days.
• Use your air conditioners -- they filter out pollens. When driving, use the AC on the recirculate setting; have the car's system serviced regularly to remove mold and dust.
• Use a saltwater rinse or over-the-counter nasal spray to help clear nasal passages.
• Avoid contact lenses when the pollen count is high; pollen can get under the lenses and irritate your eyes.