Health officials offer tips to deal with hay fever


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Posted Online: March 21, 2013, 8:20 am
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WHEATON, Ill. (AP) Public health officials are offering tips this spring to people who suffer from hay fever.

The DuPage County Health Department says those who suffer from it should limit exposure to pollen and mold. For one, sufferers should keep track of pollen and mold levels and try to stay indoors when levels are high.

Health officials recommend keeping windows closed in the house and car. They also say those who suffer from it shouldn't mow lawns or rake leaves, but if it's unavoidable, wear a mask.

Officials say hay fever sufferers should avoid hanging sheets or clothes outside because pollen can adhere to the fabric.

Hay fever is one of the most common allergies and about 35 million Americans suffer from it. Symptoms include sneezing and a runny nose.














 



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