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Taking preventative measures to avoid allergy symptoms

Allergy season is almost in full swing as more trees and flowers bloom, spreading pollen and other irritants. Many individuals search for relief in over-the-counter medications, but the answer to eliminating symptoms may not be at the pharmacy, according to the Washington Post.

"Avoiding exposure [to pollen] on a day-to-day or hour-to-hour basis goes a long way," Mike Tringale, a spokesman for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, told the news source.

Taking a shower after spending an ample amount of time outdoors can prevent allergens from making their way inside of the house, the Post reports. Purchasing an air purifier can also do wonders for those who suffer from asthma and allergies throughout the year.

The IQAir HealthPro Plus is one example of an air purifier that can rid up to 900 square feet of bacteria and other irritants, such as mold spores and pollen. The device has a built-in HyperHEPA filter designed to trap unseen particles that are responsible for causing allergic reactions.

With the IQAir HealthPro Plus, homeowners can also remove irritating pet dander and air pollutants that can cause breathing complications.