Pollens in the air can trigger
asthma symptoms in children and adults who are
allergic to trees, grass, and weeds. When pollen levels are high, you or your
child may need to:
Stay inside. Pollen levels vary with the seasons,
area of the country, and local plants. Watch local weather reports for pollen
counts in your area.
Keep doors and windows closed. People who are
allergic to pollens may need to keep their doors and windows closed day and
Wear glasses outdoors. Wearing glasses may keep pollen from
getting in your eyes.
Keep your grass mowed frequently. This may
help reduce grass pollen. If you can, have someone else mow your
Take a shower and change clothing after working or playing
outside. Make sure you wash and rinse your or your child's eyes with cool water
to get rid of any pollens that have stuck to eyelids or
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