MCC Internal Medicine and Dr. Jeremiah McClure recommend pollen masks.
The pollen season is upon us and in Georgia that can be a troubling medical occurrence.
Dr. McClure recommends masks such as the one shown in the photo, the EnduraCool mask. These type of masks can be purchased at Lowes, Home Depot, Amazon, etc. and are good for anyone working outside especially during high pollen days.
- Stay indoors on dry, windy days. The best time to go outside is after a good rain, which helps clear pollen from the air.
- Delegate lawn mowing, weed pulling and other gardening chores that stir up allergens.
- Remove clothes you’ve worn outside and shower to rinse pollen from your skin and hair.
- Don’t hang laundry outside — pollen can stick to sheets and towels.
- Wear a pollen mask if you do outside chores.
- Check your local TV or radio station, your local newspaper, or the Internet for pollen forecasts and current pollen levels.
- If high pollen counts are forecasted, start taking allergy medications before your symptoms start.
- Close doors and windows at night or any other time when pollen counts are high.
- Avoid outdoor activity in the early morning when pollen counts are highest.
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