Seasonal allergies are common and can be a real drag on your health and quality of life. But there are things you can do to beat them. Let us tell you some of the best ways to beat seasonal allergies.
Avoid Known Allergens
Keep away from pollen, mold spores and other airborne irritants. If you know what sets off your allergies, don’t expose yourself to them. This includes avoiding areas where there’s a lot of pollen in the air, such as parks and fields during planting season.
Use Allergy Medications
Medications help reduce inflammation in the nose and throat that may cause allergic symptoms such as congestion, sneezing and runny nose. They may also help prevent asthma attacks triggered by allergies.
Keep Indoor Air Clean
It’s important to keep your indoor air clean with an air filter that collects pollen particles, mold spores, dust mites and pet dander. Change filters regularly according to manufacturer instructions. If necessary, get an air purifier that uses ultraviolet light to kill germs such as mold spores and bacteria without generating ozone (an irritant).
Keep Your Home Clean
Keep your home clean to avoid allergens that may irritate your nasal passages and trigger symptoms. This means avoiding dust mites (found in upholstered furniture), pet dander (from dogs and cats), cockroaches, molds and pollens found outside your home. Vacuum floors weekly using an attachment designed to remove dust mites and clean upholstered furniture at least once a month with a damp cloth; use allergen-proof covers on pillows, mattresses and box springs; wash bedding in hot water weekly.
Keep Windows Closed
An easy way to help keep pollen out is by keeping your windows closed. That cool breeze may feel nice, but this can allow pollen, dander or dirt to come in with the breeze leaving invisible residue on your furniture that can cause reactions.
The more you can help control your seasonal allergy symptoms, the better off you’ll be and the more likely it is you’ll be able to enjoy the glorious weather that can come with allergy season. At South Pointe Apartments & Homes, we’re dedicated to helping make your life (and your seasonal allergies) easier. Enjoy community living by scheduling a tour today!