Pollen counts continue to go up in the early spring. Grass, weeds, and trees are the reason that tiny pollens release into the air. When you inhale these pollens, they can trigger a reaction of the immune system, which is hay fever. Another reason can cause allergies is dust mites which are some creatures you can’t even see.
There are some ways you can fight back against allergies.
Limit your time staying outside your house
There are billions of tiny pollen grains released into the air in spring. When your nose and lungs get them into your body, they may trigger an allergic reaction. Staying inside, especially on windy days and during the early morning period. It is when pollen counts are highest can help you reduce changes to have allergies.
When going outdoors, you should wear glasses to keep pollen out of your eyes. Also wearing a facemask when you mow the lawn or work in the garden.
Usually take a shower, wash your hair, and change your clothes. Whether you will bring pollen into your house.
Smoking is a harmful factor which makes allergy symptoms worse. If you live with smokes, now is a good time to quit. Not only you but also many people have to be affected by your smoking.
Start taking medicine long before appearing allergy symptoms. And remember not to stop it at least 1 week before the season begins. The medicine should be in your system by the time you need it.
Use natural relief
Allergy symptom can be reduced by using herbal medicine. Need more study, but an extract from a shrub called butterbur shows prospects. Biminne, a Chinese herbal formula with ingredients like ginkgo biloba and Chinese skullcap, can also help.
Butterbur may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to plants like marigold and ragweed.
Clean your house
A big difference can be done by some simple changes. Shut all windows to keep out pollen. You should use an air conditioner to cool your home instead of a fan, which draws in air from outside.
Remember to take off your shoes outside from your house and suggest guests do the same. That is a good way to keep allergens outside.
Limit to expose to dust. You ought to start in the bedroom where you probably spend the most time at home. Large numbers of dust mites can gather in bedding, mattresses, and upholstered furniture. Also, you should wear a mask while cleaning, too.
It is not enough if you are fighting allergies with only medicine. You should minimize allergens in the house and in the work environment. Make sure that the air conditioning and heating filters are all clean. Remind yourself that certain irritant in the environment can make allergy symptoms worse.
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Review Date: December 10, 2016 | Last Modified: January 4, 2017
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