Managing Spring Allergies

April 10, 2016

Managing Spring Allergies

On this first day of spring, I wake to 5 sneezes, my husband complains of a sore throat; my daughter has 3 of her own sneezes. The Telegraph advises that things don’t bode well for hay fever sufferers, saying that the weather in the past week has created the perfect conditions for trees to start releasing their pollen.

Hay fever, which apparently in some cases can bring on asthma can be so debilitating that it's a good idea to know you have a safe haven to go to where allergens are kept to a minimum. This is usually indoors where windows are generally kept shut.

Maintaining an allergen free room or 2 in your house may prove very useful if you or any other family members are struggling this spring. This can be achieved by combining various products and changes in lifestyle. An air steriliser will destroy allergens in the air and on surfaces. Using the allergy sprays will ensure that allergens on furnishings and in the laundry are kept to a minimum. By making a habit of showering and washing your hair before going to bed and leaving clothes outside your bedroom, you reduce the risk of bringing pollens and other allergens into your bedroom. Also remember to keep pets from entering your bedroom as they can not only introduce pet allergen into the room but can also bring in pollens on their coats.

Making your bed dust mite proof with the use of either dust mite proof barrier cases or bamboo bed linens that are believed to have naturally occurring anti-bacterial and hypo-allergenic properties thereby deterring house dust mite,  will ensure that you are not exposed to the dust mite allergen while you are in your bed or your bedroom.

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