How to find out if allergy shots are right for you.
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Amy Brightfield: When we get questions from readers about allergies, it mostly has to do with treating allergies but when it comes to living with allergies, prevention goes a long way. One of the big things you can do is by HEPA filter. Clifford Bassett: The HEPA Air Filter which can help particularly if you have cat allergies in terms of reducing the allergen load in the air. Amy Brightfield: Another thing to do is, to wash your sheets in hot water at least weekly. Clifford Bassett: If you have indoor allergies to pets, it's important to understand you may want to create a pet-free bedroom and actually washing your pet every several weeks time, can provide some temporarily in reducing the dander load in the environment. However take-home message, the pets don't like this very much. Amy Brightfield: You can also make sure to keep your windows closed, especially when allergies first gets in the higher-gear air area because that can prevent allergens from the outside from coming in. Clifford Bassett: Many people who have seasonal allergies may feel it when they have a really bad high-allergy day. Check your pollen count; check out the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology at www.aaaai.org/nab, check out the pollen count. Pollens may be highest between 5 A.M. and 10 A.M. In general, if you have allergies, hot, windy, dry days, pollen counts are higher and on cool, rainy kind of days where there's no wind, pollen counts are typically lower. So plan ahead, you can check out the pollen count before you plan activities outdoors accordingly.