Seasonal Allergy Tip #7: Keep bedroom windows closed to avoid pollen entering the house.
Seasonal Allergy Tip #6 – Nasal Irrigation & Neti Pot
Seasonal Allergy Tip #6: Use warm water or saline solution to wash pollen or other allergic substances out of the nose. Nasal irrigation through the use of a neti pot or spray bottle can flush the nasal cavities of excess mucus and debris.
Seasonal Allergy Tip #5 – HEPA Filter
Seasonal Allergy Tip #5: Use a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter in your vacuum. HEPA is a type of filter that can trap a large amount of very small particles that other vacuum cleaners would simply re-circulate back into the air of your home.
Seasonal Allergy Tip #4 – Hot Water
Seasonal Allergy Tip #4: Wash linens in hot water. Also wash bedding in hot water weekly.
Seasonal Allergy Tip #3 – Dust Mites
Seasonal Allergy Tip #3: Use special mattress and pillow covers that block dust mites.
Seasonal Allergy Tip #2 – Stuffed Animals
Seasonal Allergy Tip #2: Wash or remove stuffed animals from bedrooms as they may be covered in allergens.
Seasonal Allergy Tip #1 – Bedtime
Seasonal Allergy Tip #1: Shower before bedtime to avoid bringing allergens to bed.
Seasonal Allergies: Where To Start
It is important to know what your child is allergic to. People are allergic to different things so your doctor may be able to help you figure that out. Knowing what makes your child’s symptoms worse can then lead to avoiding those items. The most important action you can take is to limit the allergens that are within your control. Come back tomorrow for tips on limiting allergens in your home and making life for a seasonal allergy sufferer more bearable.
Seasonal Allergies & Children
Allergies are typically genetic. A child whose parents have allergies is more likely to have allergies too. There isn’t a cure, but there are ways to control allergies. Tomorrow will be more on how you can help people with seasonal allergies.
These days noses are running, eyes are puffy and throats are scratchy. It is allergy season. Allergens are what cause those uncomfortable symptoms. They are common yet harmless items such as pollen, mold spores and dust. Allergens are what make people who have allergies sneeze, wheeze, cough or have other symptoms. Allergies are also a common trigger for asthma symptoms. Check back here over the next several days to find ways to keep seasonal allergies under control.