There are two reasons for this, reports Web MD: the allergy symptoms; or the medications taken to combat them. To stay alert with allergies at work one doctor recommends non-sedating antihistamines or asking your doctor about a nasal steroid spray. Here are three tips to help take charge of on-the-job allergies:
- Ensure work areas are well ventilated and have proper humidity to minimize molds (less than 50% for an indoor office).
- Regularly dust work areas.
- If you clean your own workplace, wear a dust mask.