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Getting Through Allergy Season

May 22, 2013

When you suffer from allergies, getting through allergy season can be tough, especially if you love going outdoors.

Here are some things to try this allergy season that might help you get the allergy-free relief you need so you can enjoy the great outdoor spring weather.

~ Keep pollen from entering your home by keeping your windows closed.  Since plants release most of their pollen between 5:00 am and 10:00 am, keeping your windows closed at this time is a must!  Use an allergy-reducing HEPA filter air conditioner instead of opening your windows.

~  Log on to www.aaaai.org to check the daily pollen and/or mold counts so you can prepare yourself for the day.

~ Reduce allergens like dust, mold, and pollen by cleaning your home often.  Because microfiber cloths and mops are made with microfibers that are positively charged, they will pick up up dirt, lint, dust, hair, and anything else that comes there way!  Microfiber cleaning tools can also be used dry or with water. Be sure to wipe down computer keyboards, door handles, and counter tops as much as possible during allergy season.

~ To get rid of dust mites, wash all bedding at least once a week in hot water.  If possible, dry bedding in dryer.  Use allergy-free casing around mattresses and pillows.

~ If you spent time outdoors, wash clothing afterwards to get rid of pollen and other allergens that might have gotten on you or your clothes.  Be sure to shower before going to bed.

~ Try not to hang your clothes out in the sun to dry.  Pollen may get all over them.  Use your dryer instead.

~ When driving, keep windows rolled up as much as possible.

~ Since mowing the lawn can expose you to pollen and other allergens, if possible, try and have someone else cut the lawn, rake the leaves, and weed the garden.

 

 

 

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