Spring has sprung & so have allergies!
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, then you know that this time of year is when they start getting worse. Allergies can be especially frustrating in a year like 2021, when most people have been limited to the confines of their homes for months on end and everyone is on edge when they hear a sneeze or cough. Also, pollen production can be a major irritant for those with respiratory issues like asthma. Outdoor irritates can easily travel inside when the windows are open or simply from opening the door. Pollen combined with indoor allergens like dust, can lead to many issues for allergy and asthma sufferers. By improving the air quality in your home you can limit the number of allergens you’re breathing in when home.
Everyday tips for seasonal allergy sufferers:
Wash your hair before bed. That way pollen that collected on your hair during the day won’t rub off on your pillow.
Close up the house. Open windows can be refreshing, but they let in pollen. Close windows and outside doors, especially on high-pollen days.
- Avoid smoke exposure.
Use the ”re-circulate” option in the car. Keep windows and sunroofs closed. Especially on high-pollen days, re-circulate the air in your car instead of using the vent, which may let in pollen.
Service the filters in your furnace and air conditioner. Change them at the intervals recommended by the manufacturer, or more frequently if it seems to help.
Check the pollen count and plan your day accordingly.
- Dry your clothes in a clothes dryer, not on an outdoor line. Pollen can collect easily on clothing or bed linens left outside.
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