Allergy Relief Tips To Keep Symptoms Minimal This Spring
The first official day of spring is March 20th and while everyone is excited we know that pollen causes watery eyes, sneezing, itchy, runny noses coughing and more discomfort. It’s hard to enjoy beautiful weather and the great outdoors when you’re not feeling well. Here are some allergy relief hacks that might help you feel more comfortable outside and at home during this transitional season:
Allergy Relief Hacks
*Shower at night – Showering in the morning is great for helping you get your day started, but if you can, alter your schedule to have your bath or shower at night. This rinses and washes off the allergens that stick to your face and hair and irritate you while you sleep.
*Change your filters – Set your A/C to recycle the air inside your home, and keep your windows closed. You’ll also want to rinse or change your filters every couple of weeks to ensure that pollen and other irritating material aren’t trapped in it. Home Depot often has wonderful deals on air filters to keep your budget in check while you’re changing them more frequently.
*Manage your laundry – When you’ve been outside, allergens stick to your clothing. Keep clothes that have been worn outside contained by placing them immediately in the washer or hamper when you get home. You’ll also want to wash your bedding once a week with HOT water.
*Cover your eyes – Wraparound sunglasses are great for blocking UV rays, but also prevent airborne allergens from getting in your eyes. You can also use allergy-relieving eyedrops like Visine-A a few hours before heading out for the day.
*Check your pets – Pets spend time outdoors, and track allergens into your home without you even knowing! If you allow your pets to sleep on your bed with you, you’re risking a better chance at irritation from those allergens. At least keep them off furniture, if possible.
*Trim your lawn – Shorter grass blades don’t trap as much pollen from the surrounding trees and flowers. It’s worth it to pay the teenaged neighbor to cut your grass if you’re sensitive, and once it’s done, you’l definitely feel the difference.
*Schedule your workouts – When you workout, you breathe at least twice as fast as normal. That means you’re breathing in more allergens. Morning exercisers have it the worst because airborne allergens peak during early hours. The best time for a workout is in the mid-afternoon. If you’re a runner, hit the pavement right after it rains, and the pollen has been washed away. On the downside, you’ll want to run while it’s still wet outside, because once the air dries, the moisture generates more pollen and mold.
*Keep hydrated – Hydrating helps to thin the mucus and hydrate your airways. If you’re working out, be sure to take a water bottle with you, and once you’re ready to head back home, fill it up again and use that to rinse your hands and face to rid them of pollen they probably collected.
Allergy Relief Hacks – The essentials every home should have
Here are some essentials for you and your home that will definitely aid you in enjoying the spring season with less sniffing, coughing and itching!
*Visine Allergy Eye Drops – inexpensive and an easy way to prevent itchy, watery eyes
*GermGuardian AC4825 3-in-1 Air Cleaning System with True HEPA Filter, UV-C Sanitizer, Allergen and Odor Reduction, 22-Inch Air Purifier – purifies the air you breath in your home
*Allergy Control Mattress Cover – protects your mattress from pollen and allergens getting trapped inside
*AllerTech home products: pet shampoo, vent guard, laundry additive, home spray and more. These products can eliminate pollen and allergens from your home, making it a more comfortable place to live.
*Flonase – allergy relief for your nose!