02 Oct Fall Seasonal Allergies and How to Contain Them
Drier summer weather has led to the extension of this year’s ragweed growing period. If you are a seasonal allergy sufferer, this news may not surprise you since you probably have been experiencing allergic symptoms for a while now. Ragweed isn’t the only thing out there that causes seasonal allergy symptoms, and preventing those symptoms might feel like a task with an unattainable goal. But there are some things you can do to keep your symptoms at bay.
- Keep the windows closed. As much as you might want to turn off the air conditioner for the season, opening the windows will just let the pollen inside. Try to resist the urge.
- Before you wear all those cool weather clothes you had in storage during the summer, wash them and dry them in the clothes dryer to remove any dust mites that may have moved in.
- If you are taking allergy medication, do not lapse in your regimen until the threat of outdoor allergens is gone. Talk with your doctor before changing medications or stopping them.
- If you have pets, do not allow them into your bedroom. Keep at least one room in your house as allergen-free as possible. When it gets cooler, you might find comfort in snuggling with your pup. But if you’re sneezing the entire time, it might not be as fun as you want it to be. Keep the snuggling to the living room couch so you can have a restful sleep at night.
- Before turning on the heater for the first time, change the filter and have your ducts cleaned to remove any allergens that have settled over the summer.
We hope your allergies can be contained this season. If you have any tips or tricks to help alleviate allergy symptoms, please feel free to share them with us in the comments below.