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Allergies don't have to stop gardening

Many people with allergies feel the need to do whatever they can to find relief. While it's certainly possible to use medical-grade devices such as the IQAir HealthPro Plus to breathe easier indoors, individuals will also have to make changes to limit the time they spend outside. However, that doesn't mean they have to give up all of their hobbies - even if one of those pastimes is gardening. 

"For most individuals, the gardening allergies do, in fact, affect their quality of life, especially during the seasons,'' Dr. Clifford Bassett, director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, told The Southern Illinoisian. "However, some folks with allergic asthma may experience a flare or exacerbation of their respiratory symptoms that may become more serious, and necessitates them to refrain from or curtail gardening activities.''

Individuals who want to keep up with their gardening can take a few steps to make themselves feel better. For instance, they can wear masks to reduce the allergens they inhale. They should also consider the placement of their flowers. While the beauty of the yard is certainly important, no one wants to have pollen-ridden plants directly next to their living rooms or bedrooms.