-- Don't forget to take your prescribed allergy medication before outdoor exposure, or regularly during allergy season.
Another thing to keep in mind: In general, the day's lowest pollen levels occur during early morning and slowly rise throughout the day until early evening. Other factors, such as winds and dry weather, favor higher pollen levels.
Q: Can some healthy foods worsen your allergy symptoms?
A: Yes! Despite the fact that fruits and vegetables are generally regarded as healthy foods for allergy and asthma sufferers, they may worsen your seasonal allergies, because of a cross-reaction between seasonal tree, grass and weed pollens.
Some sufferers may experience the effects of "oral allergy syndrome," described as itchiness and tingling of the mouth and throat, as well as potential worsening of allergy symptoms, after eating various cross-reacting raw fruits and vegetables.
In some cases, peeling and/or cooking the food may reduce symptoms by changing or altering some of the culprit substances present in these foods.