8 Tricks for Tackling Spring Allergies

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Shower Frequently

Springtime brings about blossoming flowers, lush greenery and warmer weather, but for many people, that also means sneezing, sinus congestion, and itchy, watery eyes. Commonly caused by irritating tree pollen, seasonal allergic rhinitis—also known as hay fever—affects millions of adults each year. Follow these simple tips to help reduce those pesky symptoms.

It may not be visible to the naked eye, but pollen sticks to our clothing and hair when we're outside. To prevent microscopic pollen from joining you in your living space, make sure to take off your outdoor clothes, toss them into your hamper and shower before lounging around your home.

(Photo: Tim Pannell/Corbis)

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