Avoid your seasonal allergies
August 13, 2015
Are you a seasonal allergy sufferer?
For those with seasonal allergies, spring, summer and parts of autumn can be absolutely miserable. Itchy eyes, sneezing and congestion all lead to some pretty uncomfortable days.
If you or someone you love does suffer from seasonal allergies, these tips might come in very handy. According to the Mayo Clinic, one of the best things to reduce allergy exposure is to not hang laundry outside when the pollen count is high. Pollen will collect on your clothing and will get carried into your house.
They also suggest that the best offense is a good defense. Using HEPA filters in your HVAC system can remove a lot of allergens from your home. They also suggest that you use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to remove as much pollen as possible. Change your air filter regularly and make sure you keep to a schedule.
Keep an eye on The Weather Network’s pollen reports. On bad days, limit your outdoor exposure. We know this can be frustrating, but you will suffer less for it.
Your air conditioner can be your best friend, too. Enlightenme.com suggests that when pollen counts are high, make sure you have your air conditioning circulating air in the house. The air circulation will ensure that your air is getting cleaned via your air filter thus removing allergens. WE also suggest making sure your ducts are clean, as allergens can build up in them over time. If you are worried about this buildup, have your ducts cleaned by a professional service.
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