For many folks, spring is a euphoric time filled with blue skies, chirping birds and blooming flowers, but for others, it only brings itchy eyes and runny noses. Allergies are extremely common around this time of year. If you want to learn how you can fight back against them, make sure you take the time necessary to read and learn the tips below.
Before settling in for bed, hop in the shower and shampoo your hair. Pollen can gather in your hair and on your skin and cause you to have an allergic reaction when you are sleeping at night. All you have to do is do a quick wash, and you will feel better in the long run.
Be sure that you keep your bathroom well ventilated so that mold doesn’t grow there. These types of allergens live and grow in warm, damp environments. Hang your washcloths and towels on your towel rack or over the shower curtain rod. Be sure to have a fan going after you shower. If there is no fan in your bathroom, then cracking a window to get fresh air in will suffice.
On sunny days, you might want to open windows to let your house naturally cool. However, those open windows can cause nasty allergy flare-ups. For the best results, you can use a HEPA filter with your air conditioner, and that will decrease the allergens that circulate indoors. While it’s not quite the same as a springtime breeze, it definitely helps you to breathe in clean air.
Have you heard that your allergies can actually be caused by your own body? It can be true! Over the course of the day, your hair, skin and clothing may become covered in pollen, mold, dust and other allergens. By the days end, these things can really trigger your allergies. Before going to bed, you should take a shower to wash off all these harmful allergens so you can wake up feeling refreshed.
If you are going to be exercising outside during the times of the year that there are high pollen levels, do so either very early in the morning or late in the evening. Studies show that pollen levels are lowest at these times of the day and you will be most comfortable.
If at all possible, do not bring rugs or carpets into your home. Carpet never becomes completely clean, and dust, mites, dander and pollen cling to the fibers. Instead, use flooring such as tile or hardwood that can be easily mopped.
There are many allergy products available over-the counter or with a prescription, but no product works the same for everyone. You can buy a small size or ask your physician to give you a sample. If that medicine doesn’t work to soothe your symptoms, you can try the next medication without spending too much money.
Allergies can harm you greatly and make your life horrible. With a little bit of knowledge, though, you can take back the power and begin to take measures to get rid of your allergies. There are treatments out there that work well and will greatly lessen and in some cases completely eliminate these symptoms. So give a few of these tips a try and find your relief.