Combat Allergies the Right Way by Following These Tips

Keeping the underlying health conditions in mind, dealing with seasonal allergies in the right way is very important. Even a slight exposure to allergy causing pollens can land you in a tight spot. No wonder there are medicines these days for almost everything, but the traditional medicines to allergies often react with other medicines to result in drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, etc. Here are some other ways in which you can reduce the exposure to allergy causing pollens:

  • Though it can be tough to keep the house closed up when the weather is nice, by not opening the windows, you’re keeping a lot of pollen and allergens outside rather than inviting them in with the breeze. Use the air conditioning on especially high pollen days instead, and get an air filter that is made to reduce allergens. You may also want to set up an air purifier as an extra layer of protection.
  • There’s no way to completely rid your house of common allergens, but by staying on top of cleaning, you can keep them from collecting. Regularly dust and vacuum to help remove potential irritants, and wipe down countertops, doorknobs, and other places they may settle.
  • When you go outside, throw on a wide-brimmed hat and some sunglasses. This will not only protect you from the sun, it will help to keep allergens away from your face. Try to avoid rubbing your eyes as well.
  • Last but not the least, pay attention to the weather. It’s tempting to want to go outside and enjoy the sunshine and warmth, but be alert to when pollen counts are the highest. If allergens are off the chart, it may be best to limit outdoor time and stay inside until things clear up.

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