When allergy season rolls around, millions of people find themselves stricken with irritating symptoms that seem unshakable. Those are tough statistics. This article is going to give you tips on the best way to live your life with allergies.
If there is a choice in the matter, avoid having carpeting or large area rugs in your home. Eliminating 100% of allergens from carpets and rugs is next to impossible, which means mites, pollen and other particulates will be waiting for you with every step you take. Floors that can be mopped and cleaned much more easily than carpet are best for allergy sufferers.
It is virtually impossible to avoid dust mites. They get on everything including pillows and mattresses, and they eat your dead skin. Despicable! To avoid the presence of dust mites, beddings and pillows should be placed in customized zippered cases. Wash your bedding in piping hot water every week; it will kill dust mites.
If you suffer from allergies and want a pet, consider one with short hair. Certain types of fur or hair can be less or more problematic for allergy sufferers. In order to cut down on the negative effect that your pet might have on you, do not let them sleep in your bed.
Be sure that you keep your bathroom well ventilated so that mold doesn’t grow there. These particular allergens thrive in environments that are moist and warm. Therefore, hang up wet washcloths and towels and turn on fan when showering. If your bathroom does not contain a fan, open a window to let cold air in.
During seasons when the pollen count is high, be sure to exercise outdoors only in the very early morning or during the evening hours. Not only is the weather usually better for you to exercise more effectively, but the pollen is also at its lowest levels.
To cut down significantly on allergens in the home, you could always try to remove your carpeting. Carpet can be the best place for dead dust mites, pollen and dust to hide. If your carpeting is wall-to-wall, replace it with wood, tile or laminate floors if you can afford it. A simple switch will make a world of difference in terms of how you feel and how you and your family react to the fewer allergens present in the home. If you can’t, vacuum every day.
Many people in western states use decorative olive trees as landscape additions. Unfortunately, this type of tree produces massive amounts of pollen. Learn to recognize this kind of tree so that you can give it a wide berth if you happen to see one! Using a garden hose to saturate these trees for a minute or so daily can decrease the amount of pollen in the air.
As mentioned at the start of this article, most Americans spend a lot of time outdoors even though more than half of us suffer from some kind of allergy. If you want to take charge of your allergies and start living your life more comfortably, the advice you’ve just received may be of assistance, no matter what your particular allergy triggers are.