Nip Spring Allergies In The Bud
Spring is a time of joy, nature, and new life, which for many of us, means an uptick in allergy symptoms. It can be frustrating to be sneezing and sniffling all day long, when you want to be enjoying the weather and spring festivities with friends and family. Follow these tips to nip your allergy symptoms in the bud and enjoy a symptom-free spring!
1. Stay Clean!
Allergens are easily spread throughout the air and can quickly collect on clothes, shoes, pets, furniture, floors, and even our skin. The first step to nip your spring allergies in the bud is to keep your home clean!
Remove your shoes and coats when entering your home after being outdoors to stop pollen and other allergens from spreading throughout your home. Clean your home regularly by dusting, vacuuming, wiping down additional surfaces, and changing your air filters. By following this first step, not only will your home be fresh and clean, but it will also help to reduce the number of allergens affecting you every day.
2. Try Natural Methods
With about 80% of our time being spent indoors, allergens are easily collected and can quickly trigger allergy attacks. Home remedies are another fantastic way to alleviate allergy symptoms.
For a quick fix to your symptoms, try opening up your sinuses with a hot steam. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil and transfer to a bowl. Add ingredients (lavender, lemon, chamomile, etc.) and hover your face over the bowl. You can place a towel over your face as a buffer to equally distribute the heat if desired. Do this for a MAX. of 10 minutes. A sinus rinse or a hot shower are great alternatives to provide you with some immediate relief.
Another natural remedy for spring allergies is to drink herbal teas. There are several herbal teas that can soothe a sore throat and support your immune system. Green tea, ginger, lemon, and peppermint are a great place to start! These teas are full of antioxidants and vitamins that can support your overall health and provide some relief for your allergy symptoms.
Lastly, following a few environmental guidelines can help lower the risk of triggering your allergy symptoms this spring. Avoid going outside in the morning when pollen counts are at their highest. Keep the windows in your home closed to reduce the amount of pollen entering your home. Change and wash your clothes after being outdoors to prevent the spread of pollen that can collect on clothing throughout the rest of your home.
3. Invest in Your Air Purification!
Although cleaning can limit the number of allergens in your home, sometimes it isn’t enough to eliminate contaminants polluting your indoor air. Pollen, dirt, debris, pet dander, and allergens you can’t even see can still be roaming through the air in your home.
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, it may be time to invest in an air purification system. At Bunns & Bennett, we offer indoor air quality products that can remove up to 99.98% of airborne contaminants in your home. Investing in an air purification system is a perfect way to keep you and your family breathing easy so you can be comfortable and healthy during allergy season and every other season. Contact us today to learn more about our indoor air quality products to find the right fit for your home.
4. Invest in Your Health
Ensuring your immune system is working its best is another fantastic way to manage allergy symptoms. Drinking plenty of fluids, such as water, tea, soups, and broths, will help regulate your immune system and flush out unwanted contaminants that can cause allergy symptoms. Eating a balanced diet, with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables can work wonders for your health! Taking vitamins can also assist in your overall health helping your body fight off pesky allergy symptoms. Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine, which can help reduce the severity of your symptoms in strides!
Investing in your health is not only important for your own longevity, but it is also a great way to nip spring allergies in the bud so you can stay healthy and active this spring season!
This spring season don’t let your allergies get in the way of your everyday activities. Get ahead of your spring allergies so you and your family can be comfortable all season long! Call Bunns & Bennett at 256-536-0967 to talk about the best air purification solutions for your home and family!
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