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relief for hay fever Things you can do to relieve symptoms if you experience hay fever are: *Listen to the pollen reports for your area. If your child is allergic to grass pollen, and if the grass is being mowed at or around your home, then avoid going outdoors. This goes for parks or other public places, too. *Keep windows closed and keep your AC on. Prevent those pollen spores from blowing into your home and causing irritation to those affected by keeping the breeze outdoors. Be sure to keep windows rolled up and the sunroof closed in the car, too. *After being outdoors change your clothes and take a shower to get rid of the allergens that may be sticking to you. Also, leave your shoes at the door or in a separate laundry or mudroom to avoid tracking unwanted dirt and pollen across your floors. You can use normal saline in your nose to get rid of allergens that may be in your nasal passages. *If these steps don’t work, you should talk to your physician about needing possible medications. These may include nasal corticosteroids, antihistamine sprays, antihistamine pills, decongestants and possible immunotherapy. Dr. Preeti Parikh is a boardcertified pediatrician and serves as the Chief Medical Editor of HealthiNation, a medical expert on thebump.com, medical contributor to Multiplicity, and has contributed to various other publications. Her goal is to empower both parents and children with the right knowledge and tools to achieve their optimal health. She enjoys her free time with her husband and twin children. multiplicity

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