Suffering from outdoor allergies doesn’t mean you have to skip your green pastime. Experts say if you aren’t already taking your allergy medication, start them about a week before you plan to be in the garden.
Dr. Pramod Kelkar, a board-certified allergy specialist with Allina Health, explains timing really is everything. Be sure to check the pollen counts before you head outside. Rainy days can be better for allergy sufferers because pollen tends to get washed away. And, do avoid hot, breezy days when pollen counts tend to be highest.