Seasonal Allergies – how to deal

Seasonal allergies are awful - and this is one of the biggest offenders.

Seasonal allergies are awful – and this is one of the biggest offenders.

Fall is coming and the pollen is flying yet again. Allergy sufferers rue this time of year as it means runny noses, itchy eyes and general misery until the first frost.

In reality, there are a lot of things you can do to minimize your seasonal allergies. Here are four ways to help yourself and your fellow allergy sufferers feel better during the fall months.

  • Get rid of that Ragweed: We are not suggesting that you go around to every field and rip up the offending plant – Ragweed is actually quite important to our local ecology – but if it’s growing on your property, yank it! Getting rid of the ragweed growing in your vicinity will help minimize the amount of pollen you are exposed to. Treat other heavy pollinators in a similar fashion and you should be breathing a bit easier. ***Remember, though, these plants are part of our local habitats, so don’t go overboard with removal. ***
  • Antihistamines are your friends: We know that popping a pill every morning may seem a bit annoying, but during the height of the season, these bad boys can be lifesavers. There are many extremely effective antihistamines available over-the-counter, but I you are unsure, speak to your doctor to find out which one is right for you.
  • Keep an eye on pollen reports: The Weather network is your best ally during allergy season. Pollen reports are updated regularly to reflect the current situation. Avoid doing a large amount of outdoor work during these days and let your air conditioner’s air filter take care of those nasty allergens.
  • Go natural: If you want to avoid antihistamines, another option is taking the natural route. There are many natural remedies available to help alleviate allergy symptoms. For those that like honey, one of the most effective ways to deal with allergies naturally is to visit your local apiary. Buy yourself so raw, unpasteurized local honey and eat one tablespoonful a day. This trick can save you a lot of grief in the long run.

Do you know any great allergy remedies? If you do, or need to schedule service on your HVAC equipment, please feel free to contact us via our website, Twitter or our Facebook page and share your thoughts!

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