Spring has sprung - Are you ready for allergy season?
Every year, nearly 50 million people in the US suffer from allergies, which can lead to severe hay fever and increased asthma attacks.
The indoor air quality where we spend most of our time (especially during these work-from-home days) is surprisingly poor. It is usually full of pollutants, which only make diseases like allergies and asthma worse. Maybe you even have a dog or a cat? Beware, these four-legged friends can especially bring pollen into your home unnoticed, as it attaches to their fur very easily.
If you suffer during pollen season - you are definitely not alone! Need some tips to breathe easier this allergy season? Here are the 5 simplest things that can make allergy season a little less sniffly:
- Air Purifiers - The best way to clean your air is by using a purifier that cleans your air. The greater the efficacy of the air purifier, the better it is for the air you breathe. You ideally want a purifier that filters out at least 99.97% of airborne particulate, Air purifiers like OneLife X can remove 99.99% of pollutants, combating allergy-causing and triggers like pollen, dust and molds.by ridding the air of the completely.
- Proper personal hygiene - A thorough shower after a long day to wash the pollen out of your hair can help improve sleep and prevent further pollen inhalation during the night. In some cases, nasal showers can also be helpful in clearing pollen from the mucous membranes.
- Changing clothes - Changing outfits after you get home can also help keep pollen away. Not only can they get in our hair or on our skin, but they can also get on our clothes. This can reduce exposure to allergens and bring less pollen into your own 4 walls.
- Close windows - Try to keep your windows closed. Especially when pollen levels are at their highest, windows should stay closed. Save the fresh air for when the air quality improves outdoors or when the breeze settles
- Pollen tracker - get a pollen tracker app and keep yourself informed about the pollen levels. For example: "My Pollen Forecast" or "Allergy Plus".
Different therapies and medications can also help to get the symptoms and consequences of allergies under control. It’s worth getting in touch with your doctor if you find your allergies are becoming severe.
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