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Hay Fever (cont.)

Hay Fever Prevention

  • You can't prevent hay fever altogether, but you can learn to cope with it.
  • Follow the treatment recommendations of your health care provider. The medications are very effective but may take several days to reach full effectiveness.
  • Moving to a new part of the country usually doesn't help. People who do this often find themselves with new allergies within a few years.
  • Use air conditioning and limit outside exposure during hay fever season.
  • Allergy shots may help reduce the severity of your symptoms.
  • To keep from bringing your allergy indoors, do what you can to keep your home free of mold and other allergens.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/5/2014
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