Zyrtec's 5 Helpful Tips For Allergy Season

With California ending its biggest superbloom in years, pollen count is at an all time high and residents are experiencing the biggest allergy season as well. Check out some of Zyrtec's helpful tips to prevent you from sneezing all day.

• Focus on People – Not Pollen: Plan your outdoor activities for when the pollen count is low – usually before 10am or after 4pm – so when you're out with friends and family, you can just focus on enjoying your time together. Another good time to venture outside is after a heavy rain shower, when most pollen has been washed out of the air. 

• Dress for the Occasion: When you're outside, cover up with items like hats and long-sleeve shirts. Wearing sunglasses is also helpful, especially when it's windy, so you can avoid any pollen or mold spores that are flying around.

• Trade Consistent Symptoms for Consistent Relief: Find an over-the-counter allergy medication that provides relief that won't let you down when you're out and about. For example, ZYRTEC® provides consistent, 24-hour allergy relief of indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms. It starts working hard at hour one and works twice as hard when you take it again the next day.

• Leave Outdoor Allergens Where They Belong – Outdoors: Once you're done with your outdoor fun, put your clothes in the laundry basket right away, take a shower and wash your hair. This helps reduce the allergens that you track back into your home.

• Assess What Makes You...Achoo! Keep track of the local pollen count using a resource like the ZYRTEC® AllergyCast® app, which provides customized notifications when pollen is high in your specific area. This unique appalso analyzes weather information from 41,000 zip codes, search and social media trends to provide you with an Allergy Impact score that lets you know how that day's allergens might make you feel, so you know what to expect before you even leave the house. You can also log your personal symptoms over time to get a better sense of what's making you sneeze and use that information when making future plans.

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