The simplest and safest way for a pregnant or breast-feeding woman to control her allergies is to avoid allergens, the substances to which she is allergic. Here are some tips to help stay allergy-free:
- Limit your exposure to outdoor pollens.
- Have central air conditioning installed so that you can keep your windows closed during the peak allergy season.
- Don't hang your laundry outside to dry. Pollen can get trapped in the clothing. Use a dryer instead.
- Avoid travelling to rural areas when there are high pollen forecasts.
- Vacuum and clean your home and car regularly to keep them tidy and dust-free.
- Change bed sheets frequently and wash them in hot water.
- Remove carpets or use commercial products to kill carpet dust mites.
- Consider relocating your family pet while you are pregnant or breast-feeding if you do not want to use any allergy medications.
- Avoid using pesticides.
- Keep the lawn no longer than a few centimetres to reduce the amount of grass pollen.
- Minimize the amount of moisture in your home, as mold can develop if it's too humid.
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