Most people like to go out for activities, but outdoor activities, even if they are only a little bit, are a great challenge for pollen allergy patients. The following measures can be taken to reduce the occurrence of pruritus and runny nose.
First, look at the time
From 5: 00 a.m. to 10: 00 a.m. and at dusk, the pollen value in the air is the highest. Therefore, you can choose to avoid the peak period of pollen quantity for exercise.
If you have to, you can only exercise during the peak period of pollen. Please wear a mask and rinse off the particulate matter in your nose with normal saline as soon as you get home. There are some nasal spray that can facilitate cleaning the nasal cavity during outdoor exercise.
Second, look at the weather
Avoid outdoor exercise in dry, windy weather, which has high levels of pollen in the air. Humidity can also cause problems. If the air is dreary, it may cause breathing difficulties. Humid air can also promote mold growth, which some people may be allergic to.
On the other hand, the fresh air after rain is a good time for allergic people to exercise outdoors. Because the rain will press down the dust in the air, the air will be relatively fresh after rain.
Three, choose the appropriate way of exercise
It is generally believed that swimming can strengthen people’s heart and lung function, and cycling has the same effect. However, some people are allergic to chlorine in indoor swimming pools, so they should pay more attention and leave in time if breathing difficulties occur.
Running in cold weather can also cause allergies. Generally speaking, cold air is not an allergen, but it can cause airway spasms. With proper treatment, exercising in cold weather is not a problem. If you still feel uncomfortable when exercising outdoors after treatment, other treatment programs may be needed.
Four, obey the physical command
If outdoor exercise still feels tired or has uncomfortable symptoms after taking medicine treatment, it is better to exercise indoors instead.
Five, take medicine before sneezing
If you take the medicine, please take it as soon as possible. Take the medicine several weeks before the seasonal allergy occurs. Don’t delay taking until you have symptoms. If you are allergic in spring, start taking medicine around February until the end of summer. Consult a pharmacist to choose the right medicine. Choose the medicine that has worked before. Pay more attention to the weather, especially in winter when the weather suddenly warms up and the air is easy to spread pollen and mold.
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