This summer, you may be thinking “are pollen allergies contagious”? Luckily, seasonal allergy symptoms such as itchy eyes, a runny nose and even a tickly cough cannot be passed from person to person – so they’re not contagious. However, if you’re suffering from those seasonal allergy symptoms, it can sometimes mean you’re spreading germs without even realizing.
For instance, when pollen count is highest, many symptoms make it tricky not to touch your face – and doing things like blowing your nose, rubbing eyes, or brushing hair out of your face can pass germs to your hands. And just think how many times a day you touch other items with your hands.
That’s why it’s crucial to make sure you’re being as hygienic as possible if you’re suffering from seasonal allergies this summer.
To give some helpful allergy information to help stop the unnecessary spread of germs to others, here are tips:
- Try not to touch your face. Rubbing your itchy eyes, stuffy nose and your mouth can transfer germs
- Use hand sanitizer to clean your hands if you’re out and about – and wash them with soap and hot water as much as possible
- Catch any coughs or sneezes in a facial tissue, Kleenex® tissues are perfect for protecting your face and hands.
- Think about getting some allergy relief products like allergy eye drops or tablets to help manage symptoms
- Make sure you’ve got a supply of Kleenex® Ultra Soft™ tissues on hand, ready for any spikes in pollen count or sudden seasonal allergy symptoms