Despite the transition from the cold of winter to warm springtime, spring can also mean a lot of allergies for you and your family. Seasonal allergies happen which can lead with to different symptoms such as itching, runny nose, and sneezing. These symptoms can greatly affect your quality of life and prevent you from living life the way you deserve to live it.
Here are four ways to deal with spring allergies:
- HEPA air filter: An effective investment for your home is getting a HEPA air filter. You can either find one online or at a local department store in your area. HEPA air filters can capture many airborne allergens that are floating in your home. These airborne allergens include but are not limited to pollen, mold spores, pet dander, smoke, and microbes. It's difficult to fully eliminate airborne allergens in your home by simply dusting down window sills and shelves so air filters can help reduce airborne particles.
- Vacuum regularly: Many particles that cause allergic reactions can be found in your carpet, rugs and can even be present on hardwood floors. One way to reduce the particle count in your home is by vacuuming regularly. Vacuum your home at least once a week. Every day is even better if you have the time. Take time clean corners and high-traffic areas where there often is a high buildup of dust and other small particles.
- Take a shower after spending time outside: As soon as you're done spending time outside, put your clothes in the wash and take a shower. This will help you remove any pollen and airborne particles that have made it in your hair and on your skin after spending time outside. Take some time to thoroughly wash and rinse your hair and clean under your fingernails. Clothes that have been exposed to pollen should be washed soon after you get home to prevent the spread of pollen in your home.
- Pay attention to pollen counts: One way to figure out if you can spend time outside is by looking up online the pollen count for your neighborhood. You can know if you're more likely to feel symptoms on Tuesday as opposed to Thursday. On dry, windy days, stay inside and keep your windows and doors closed. You will be able to reduce the number of awful allergy days you experience this spring by being aware of the spread of pollen in your neighborhood and also limiting your time outside. If you must go outside to take care of yard work, wear a mask that can filter out small particles.
Now that you know how to deal with spring allergies, it's time to start making changes. Make time to vacuum and take the steps listed above towards reducing the number of airborne particles. Doing so will help you improve your quality of life and also the quality of life for your family members.