If you have seasonal allergies, there's pretty much no avoiding them when the season comes, but you can work to alleviate your symptoms. The Mayo Clinic offers a few tips: Reduce your exposure to pollen by avoiding the outdoors on dry and windy days. Rain leaves the air nearly free of pollen, so right after a rainfall is a good time for allergy sufferers to take a stroll. Also, find someone else to do your lawn-mowing and gardening; if you have to do the work yourself, wear a dust mask.
Hartford Courant 4/10/12