Follow these tips to avoid spring allergen asthma triggers:
- Keep the windows closed. Whether you are at home or in your car, use your air conditioning for cooling rather than opening the windows and inviting in pollen and old spores.
- Exercise or spend time outside later in the day. Pollen levels are generally highest between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m.
- Shower and wash your clothes after spending time outside. This will help you avoid transferring pollens from the outside into your home environment.
- Take your prescribed medications. Make sure your prescriptions are filled, and have quick-relief medications available in the event of an asthma flare-up.