If you find yourself wheezing, itching and coughing only in some parts of the year, it is likely that you suffer from allergies. The symptoms are easy to confuse with the common cold, but can be managed! Keep reading to learn what you can do to cope with your allergy symptoms.
Dust mites are going to manifest no matter what. They live in your bed linens, bed and pillows. Despicable! To combat these nuisances, encase mattresses and pillows in special zippered mattress covers and pillow cases. Once you’ve done that, start washing your linens no less than once per week in hot water, as hot water is lethal to dust mites.
Animal lovers with allergies may find that a short-haired pet is somewhat more tolerable than one with longer hair. All animals may bother one’s allergies, but animals with long hair make it even worse. To further minimize pet allergies, don’t let them sleep in the same bed as you.
Remove carpets if you suffer from allergies. Pollen and dust tends to gather on carpets. If carpeting is currently in your home and you have the finances to make a change, you may want to consider switching over to tile, wood, or laminate flooring. That will create a major difference in the number of allergens you breathe in every day. If changing flooring is not an option, then be sure to vacuum every day.
Steer clear of products made with coloring or dye, because you might be allergic to those substances. This may even include toiler paper than has designs in it. Try using white paper products inside your house to see if it affects your allergies positively.
The western part of the country has seen an upsurge in the popularity of olive trees as decoration. However, these tress produce a lot of pollen. Therefore it is important to identify these trees and protect yourself. Some olive tree owners have found that wetting their trees down with a hose every day can help cut down on the amount of pollen they put into the air.
Clean your car often and keep it closed so that you can prevent at least one potential allergen source. When you use the A/C be sure your vents are all closed to prevent allergens like pollen from entering through them. Keep dust and allergens out of your car upholstery and seats by vacuuming on a regular basis. Without doing this, you can see an increase in your attacks.
Make sure your bathroom is spic and span. It is best to clean this area weekly, as bathrooms are notorious for mold growth. To reduce mold, wipe your walls with a bleach and water mix. When you clean your bathrooms regularly, mold ceases to exist and doesn’t grow back.
Take the trash out. Having refuse indoors may attract rodents and insects. Your allergies can be made worse from mice droppings. If moving your garbage outdoors does not take care of your pest infestation, it may be time to use traps or pesticides. Use poison if traps don’t work.
When pollen counts are high, keep your windows closed. Even though fresh air is needed in your home sometimes, you shouldn’t open up windows when there is an extremely high pollen count. This is usually between 10am and 3pm. Wait till after these times to open the windows and air out the house.
If you have been outside for 60 minutes or so, it is almost certain that you have attracted at least some airborne allergens. This is why you should take a hot shower immediately upon returning from a long outdoor trip. If you can’t take a shower right away, at least do so before sleeping. Showering will wash irritants such as pollen and mold off your skin. It is quite possible that they have lodged in your hair or on your skin.
Don’t let your allergies keep you from doing what you love to do. Fight back against your symptoms and regain control of your life. Knowing your allergy treatment options is key to regaining control. The tips you just read are your passport to an allergy-free life.