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Having lived in several parts of the country, my family and I have been affected by allergies in varyiing degrees, depending on the location. I have great empathy for those who have to deal with allergies. Some of the suggestions below aren't conducive to enjoying your backyard during critical seasons...but I'm opening the discussion to your creative work-arounds for outdoor enjoyment when you or your family members are sensitive to the world around them...
Here are some general tips to help you and other family members cope with pollen allergies.
In addition to following these guidelines, make sure you are getting proper treatment to reduce the impact of pollen.
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