Allergy survival guide: 10 tips from a top doctor

  • Use Vaseline to "trap" pollen

    A thin layer of petroleum jelly can help stop pollen from irritating your nose. Michael Malyugin

    Ogden suggests applying a thin coat of Aquaphor or Vaseline around the rim of your nostrils as a way to "trap" pollen and keep it from entering the mucous membranes of the nose, where it can cause irritation.