Actually, one wants to be happy about the coming spring. Finally it gets warmer, the sun is shining friendly, the birds are singing and nature is sprouting again. But this is precisely where the problem lies: Because nature has apparently conspired against us. The pollen of birch, alder, poplar, willow and Co that fly around will cause reddened and irritated eyes, a runny nose, annoying palate itching and persistent tears in all those who suffer from an allergy to them. But there are a few tricks to get through this year's allergy season well, or at least alleviate the unpleasant symptoms, even without daily pills or a precautionary hyposensit syringe. If pollen levels are particularly high – as pollen warning services reveal online or via a smartphone app – it is best to stay in closed rooms and to keep the outdoor time as low as possible. Aired should only be used at low load times. At noon, most of the load is the strongest, so then the windows should ideally remain closed and you yourself inside. If possible, the clothes should be changed after an outdoor stay. Outdoors, it helps to wear glasses or sunglasses to reduce the pollen's impact on the eye. If the face is washed several times a day, additional pollen can be removed. Wash hair and shower in the evening and the unwanted guests say goodbye in the drain. Stress and strong physical exertion should be avoided as far as possible, since our body is already battling high against the allergy triggers. In the car, specific pollen filters can purify the air. The home can also be made more pollensicherer: Special protective grid prevent up to 90 percent of the penetrating pollen. Alcohol should be avoided because it dilates the vessels and thus the allergens are easier to get through the mucous membranes into the bloodstream. But the best thing is to just put your holiday in the pollen wedding and just leave all the trouble behind. For example, off to the mountains, as above the tree line also no pollen can fly or in the Mediterranean, where the pollen load is also lower.