When a person has allergies, it can be hard to enjoy the summer and its weather. You don’t have to lock yourself up inside to avoid allergy symptoms! Continue on to the article below for some effective tips on how to successfully care for your allergies so you can breathe easy.
If you battle pollen and spores while indoors, avoid leaving your windows open for longer than an hour or two. At the very least, close them between the hours of 5 and 10 in the morning; this is the time of day in which plants and flowers release their highest concentrations of pollen.
Since exercise increases the amount of air your lungs take in, if you have pesky allergies, keep your workouts indoors. All of the pollen and other particulates that trigger your allergic reactions will get into your system much quicker and in a greater amount when doing any strenuous activity outdoors.
To keep pollen at bay you should wash your bedding every few days, pollen can gather on you and your clothing from outside and be brought inside. If it gets on your sheets and bedding, it can cause an allergic reaction overnight, and you will get less sleep than usual.
Allergen that can’t be avoided is dust mites. They live in your bed linens, bed and pillows. Yeah, they’re quite disgusting. To fight this, you can put your mattress and pillow in a cover that is designed for your bed. Wash all bedding at least once a week in hot water, which will kill any dust mites.
Going outside and just playing is fun, right? Not so, if you suffer from allergies and it happens to be peak allergy season at the moment. You can still have fun, but choose less intense activities. If you are breathing faster, then more allergens are being introduced into your system. So, enjoy the outdoors, but opt for activities, such as, yoga or stretching.
For those who love the idea of toiling in their own vegetable garden, allergies caused by mold and pollen can seem especially oppressive. Fortunately, this does not mean would-be gardeners have to give up their hobby altogether. Instead, they must outwit outdoor allergens. The ideal time to garden is immediately after a storm when rainwater flushes away clouds of pollen, spores and other allergens. Alternately, one could use a garden hose to spray the area in which they plan to work.
Shower, and wash your hair before going to bed every night. Believe it or not, pollen can collect in your hair and on your body. Causing allergies to worsen overnight. Be sure to wash your body, and hair thoroughly before going to bed. This can be prevention for this happening.
While completely avoiding known allergens is one way in which you can effectively manage your allergies, it is not a very practical solution. After all, who wants to avoid pets and parks for the rest of their life? Learn about all your options, and apply what you’ve just learned here. Remember, as long as you’re willing to take control, you never have to deal with the nagging allergies out there.