Finding Relief: Tips To Manage Seasonal Allergies
Beautiful flowers, blooming trees, and good weather are amazing parts of spring. However, seasonal allergies are mood killers. If you deal with springtime sniffles, finding relief is possible with these tips to manage seasonal allergies!
Reduce Exposure to Allergy Triggers
The best way to prevent allergy flare-ups is by avoiding them. Reduce exposure to your allergy triggers. This may mean avoiding gardening or staying inside on high pollen days. You may also wear a mask outside to minimize exposure.
In addition, it’s best to remove clothes you have worn outside to remove pollen from your body. The goal is to prevent allergy symptoms or severe flare-ups.
Check Pollen Counts
Allergy flare-ups happen when there’s a lot of pollen in the air. Luckily, checking pollen counts is another tip for managing seasonal allergies. Check your local news station to see the pollen forecast. If pollen counts are high, take medication before your symptoms start.
You can also rearrange your day to avoid too much pollen. For example, avoid early morning outdoor activities because pollen levels are the highest then.
Remember to close your doors and windows at night to prevent pollen from creeping in during the morning. Ultimately, it’s all about staying one step ahead of pollen.
Try Over-the-Counter Remedies
Allergy symptoms can range from mild to severe discomfort. You don’t have to suffer from uncomfortable symptoms when medicinal relief is an option.
Nonprescription medications can ease allergy symptoms. For instance, oral antihistamines relieve sneezing, itching, runny noses, and watery eyes. Nasal sprays can free up nasal passages and improve related symptoms. Other medicines can relieve congestion, body aches, and fevers.
Consider Chiropractic Care
When you think about combating allergy season, going to a chiropractor may be the last thing on your mind. After all, what can they do about runny noses and puffy eyes? Actually, chiropractic care can benefit you during allergy season.
Chiropractic care can help your allergy symptoms by releasing pressure from your nervous system, allowing your immune system to function properly.
Allergies happen when your immune system encounters a foreign substance (i.e., bee pollen). By improving your immune system, your body won’t overreact to allergens.
Keep Indoor Air Clean
All allergy sufferers wish there was a miracle product that eliminates all allergens from their homes. Unfortunately, that doesn’t exist (yet). But there are ways to keep indoor air as clean as possible.
Place a portable high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter in your bedroom. Also, use air conditioning rather than keeping your windows open and keep your home dry with a dehumidifier.
Make your home comfortable and allergen-safe this season.