Knoxville found worst city for Spring allergies

Knoxville was recently named the worst city for spring allergies in 2012 by WebMD—the third year in a row. Target Pharmacists have teamed up to offer their favorite allergy prevention and treatment tips and tricks to help readers in your area battle the spring allergy season.

Wash up! Don’t go to sleep with unwashed hair. Pollen sticks to hair and clothes—so wash your hair before bed, change your pillowcases often, and wash your sheets in hot water at least once a week.

Keep clean! We all open more windows as the weather gets warmer making it easier for pollen to enter our home. To avoid pollen, vacuum often and wipe down your kitchen counters. According to WebMD, vinegar is an effective and natural mold killer. Take it easy on the environment and your lungs by using vinegar instead of bleach to clean your countertops.

Protect your eyes! Prevent itchy eyes by wearing your sunglasses when you are outdoors. Sunglasses are a great way to protect your eyes during allergy season.