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Allergy-proof your day

By Nicole Decoursy Mead, Health.com
updated 7:09 AM EDT, Wed May 8, 2013
Now that hay fever season has hit, your first instinct might be to pop an antihistamine. It's not a bad one: "If you have allergies, one of the best things you can do is start medications early, even before your symptoms kick in," says Dr. Neeta Ogden, an allergist in New York.<!-- -->
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</br>But, she adds, it's also crucial to make tweaks to your daily routine to avoid whatever sparks your symptoms. Read on for easy, effective ways to keep sniffles at bay 24/7. Now that hay fever season has hit, your first instinct might be to pop an antihistamine. It's not a bad one: "If you have allergies, one of the best things you can do is start medications early, even before your symptoms kick in," says Dr. Neeta Ogden, an allergist in New York.

But, she adds, it's also crucial to make tweaks to your daily routine to avoid whatever sparks your symptoms. Read on for easy, effective ways to keep sniffles at bay 24/7.
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Allergy-proof your day
Keep your windows shut
Check the pollen count
Sport shades
Snack on yogurt
Take a breather
LImit outdoor runs to the afternoon
Kick off your shoes at home
Eat salmon
Keep Fido and Kitty off your bed
Pop a 24-hour allergy pill before bed
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