Did you know that more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year?
Seasonal allergies are usually caused by pollen: trees, grass, and weeds. Called “seasonal allergies” because each type of pollen has a season where they’re most potent. Here’s 6 Easy Ways to Beat Seasonal Allergies When the Pollen Rises:
KEEP WINDOWS CLOSED
Even with Texas breezy spring days, don’t let opening windows tempt you, if you have allergies, you’re better off utilizing the A/C. Windy days can be especially taxing for hay fever sufferers due to the increased levels of pollen and dust in the air.
CHANGE CLOTHES AFTER EXPOSURE
Do your best to keep your home clean by washing your clothing and bedding often. Any clothing worn outdoors for a long period of time should be washed right away. Pollen regularly attaches itself to your clothing, it can remain trapped in your bedding and irritate your skin and sinuses.
Remember to change your HVAC air filter every couple of months at a minimum to keep the air in your home clean, you will be breathing fresh air.
WEAR A MASK
Be sure to protect yourself, If you know you’ll be spending some time outdoors, by wearing a medical mask in your mouth, you will be protecting yourself and it will help your sinus.
MONITOR POLLEN LEVEL
Check the pollen count before spending any prolonged time outdoors. If it’s going to be a high-allergy day, consider doing indoor activities.
SHOWER BEFORE BED
Showering at night removes pollen and dust from your hair before going to sleep.