How to Reduce Your Seasonal Allergies

Spring can be such a beautiful season with its pretty blossoms and blooms, cool breezes, and warm weather. However, if you have seasonal allergies such as hay fever, spring is anything but beautiful for you. It can be a time of great discomfort and severe symptoms. However, there are measures that you can take to reduce your seasonal allergies so that you can better enjoy the spring season.

Stay Inside on Windy Days

One of the most important things that you can do to protect yourself from more severe allergic symptoms is staying inside on especially windy days. In the spring, there are many outdoor allergens that are carried in the air that could cause an allergic reaction in someone with seasonal allergies. Allergens like pollen and bits of grass, hay, and weeds spread quicker on a windy day, which can increase your allergic reaction. On particularly windy days, it is important to stay inside to avoid the abundance of allergens in the air. However, if there has recently been a spring rain, it would be a great time to get outside. Rain cleans the air of debris, dust, and pollen, making it easier for you to spend time outside.


Clean Your Home

While you’ve just learned the importance of staying inside on a windy day, it won’t be much help to you if your house is full of dust and allergens. Easy ways to combat a dusty home can be using highly filtered air conditioning or a dehumidifier, delegating a family member to dust your furniture regularly, and vacuuming your home often. In addition, you should vacuum your mattress as it can collect a lot of dust and allergens.

Check Pollen Forecasts

Often, news or radio stations will announce predictions of high pollen levels with the weather. There are also useful resources online with similar forecasts. During the spring season or harvesting season, be vigilant in tuning into those forecasts so that you can anticipate days where high pollen levels may cause your symptoms to be especially severe. On those days, try to stay inside and delegate outdoor activities to other family members. Turn on your air conditioning and humidifier and keep your doors and windows closed as much as possible. You can even start taking your allergy medication before the wave of high pollen hits your area to counteract your symptoms before they even start.

As the spring season continues, don’t forget to take careful measures so that you’re able to enjoy this season rather than spend it suffering from your allergy symptoms. If you feel you need additional help, you can also talk to a doctor about over-the-counter medication or prescriptions that are available for seasonal allergies. Take these steps today so that you can start living again without the fear of spring allergies!

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Simon Greenberg

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