April showers bring May flowers. Flowers are a great gift for Mother’s Day, but they are also a pain for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. Plants and flowers with pollen are common allergy triggers. Allergic reaction symptoms can be anything from itchy eyes, runny nose, scratchy throat to itchy skin. Asthma symptoms are also enhanced during allergy season.
Pollen gets transported from plant to plant by insects, wind, birds and other animals. This makes spending time outside difficult for those who suffer from pollen allergies. But pollen can also be tracked indoors on pets clothes and shoes. Pollen seems to be everywhere, so how can an allergy sufferer make it through allergy season? Follow our prevention tips for ways to improve your allergy season experience.
When you know it’s the height of allergy season, it’s best to train yourself and your family to keep from tracking allergens inside. Remove shoes before entering your home. Keep windows and screen doors closed to prevent pollen from entering inside. Spray pets down with a hose before coming inside. Also make your bedroom a no-pet zone, as sleeping with a pet can make allergies worse. No puppy dog eyes allowed!
Use a smartphone app to stay connected to all things allergies and asthma. We’ve put together an entire guide to the best FREE allergy and asthma apps available. These apps cover anything from weather forecasts, pollen counts and allergy prescription refill reminders. Who knew allergy prevention could fit in the palm of your hand?
Keep your indoor air quality healthy and well ventilated. When it’s best to keep your windows closed to prevent pollen from plants, flowers, and trees from entering your home, how do you keep your air feeling fresh? Especially when indoor air quality is often found to be more harmful than outdoor air quality. The solution is to literally wash your air of any airborne pollutants and allergens with the Venta Airwasher. By trapping allergens, pet dander, odors, and other airborne pollutants, only pure, perfectly humidified air is released back into your room. This is all done without the hassle of filters too!
“The Venta helped reduce my allergy issues significantly. I had less allergy attacks, less nose bleeds (I get these a TON in the winter), and my skin was less dry. Using the Venta in my bedroom helped me sleep better, and reduced the smells and dust in the air-again making it easier to avoid allergy attacks.” – lifestyle blog, The Centsible Life
Too much humidity inside your home can produce conditions for mold and dust mite growth, which is why the Venta Airwasher is perfect as it never over-humidifies. By our revolutionary Cold-Water Evaporation process, the air in your room will only take the moisture it needs from the Airwasher, preventing any kind of over-humidification.
Perfectly humidify dry air-conditioned room air to prevent common dry air problems like dry skin, itchy eyes, dry nasal passages. Simultaneously reduce allergy symptoms when you run the Airwasher. It’s a springtime no-brainer.
While you could always benefit from a pre-season spring clean, staying on top of your spring cleaning all season long will help with allergy symptoms. Regularly dust surfaces and change sheets frequently. Bed sheets are unfortunately a popular place for dust mites to hang out. Invest in a hypoallergenic mattress and box spring covers to keep dust mites to a minimum.
Get professionally tested by an allergist to find out what exactly is causing your allergies to flare up in the spring. This will help to know what triggers to avoid whether it be pets, flowers, trees or grass. Listen to your physician and take allergy medication regularly. Several of the allergy apps mentioned earlier in this post even have alarms and reminders you can set to make taking your medication regularly easier.
How are you staying on top of your seasonal allergies this spring? What additional ways to prevent debilitating symptoms do you suggest? Let us know in the comments!