Avoiding exposure to weed pollen is the best way to manage your allergy symptoms but that's not always possible. If you experience weed pollen allergy, we've got some tips that may help you lessen or prevent symptoms.
1. Keep track of pollen levels. Pollen levels are often highest during the morning and early evening but to find out for sure, a pollen tracker such as the klarify app can help you monitor your local weed pollen levels every day. This can help you plan your activities. You can also check your local pollen forecast on our website.
2. Try to keep your windows closed when the weed pollen levels are high. If you have air conditioning, it may make days when the weed pollen levels are high more comfortable.
3. Wear sunglasses and a hat when going outdoors during the weed pollen season. This can help to reduce weed pollen getting in your eyes and hair.
4. If you experience an allergic rash from coming into contact with some weeds, try to avoid walking through weed-filled areas if you can. If you can't avoid them, then try to cover your skin as much as possible by wearing socks and long trousers.
5. Get to know where the troublesome weeds are in your local area and avoid those places if you can. Bear in mind though that a lot of weeds are pollinated by the wind, which can carry the weed pollen grains far and wide.
6. Clean your house regularly to get rid of any weed pollen that may have accumulated. A damp cloth may help get rid of weed pollen grains. Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter on your soft furnishings and curtains as well as carpets and rugs.
7. Wash outdoor clothes and your bed linen with hot water regularly. In periods of high weed pollen levels, it's advisable to dry your laundry indoors if you have the space to do so.