Limiting indoor allergies, especially pollen allergy, depends in most cases on sanitizing your house or keeping it clean, washing pollen off your body and hair, and closing your house to keep pollen outside. Many of us understand these factors but some may not notice simple things that ruin the whole job.
Here are 15 tips to limit indoor allergies:
1- Having shower regularly every day and directly after returning home helps rinsing away the pollen as it usually sticks on your body and hair when you go out.
2- Sleeping for certain, enough period of time every day will help your body fighting the allergy symptoms as you get enough rest.
3- Using air conditioner in allergy seasons and humid places filters almost all pollen existing in your house. So, washing the filters regularly will keep that good job. In case the filters can’t be washed, you should change them every month to guarantee good air quality and less symptoms.
4- If you are about to upgrade your house, make changes or recently residing a new place, it is better to choose hard wood floors as they help reducing the symptoms.
5- Pollution is exactly like pollen count. When it high in the surrounding air, it will affect your respiratory system and develop symptoms. So in these cases it is better to close all the windows and NOT go out. Instead, practice home activities like exercising, yoga or any other that you can enjoy.
6- Regular cleaning for the furniture and the carpets is a key for good health in general. Use a piece of close or sponge with water and sanitizer; immerse the sponge in the mix, squeeze and pass it over the furniture to get rid of pollen.
7- Cleaning the carpets could be a bit difficult job as sometimes they collect dust, mites and even mold in humid climates. To avoid the various infections and allergy symptoms resulting from carpets, make sure your carpets are regularly washed or exposed to the sun. For allergic people, keeping their carpets outside will result in a huge disaster as they will collect much pollen. Instead, keep small rugs on the floors and roll up the carpets before the season of allergy. That way it is easier to wash and sanitize them.
8- Dust mites can increase your allergy, so wash your bed sheets, clothes and other fabric covers in hot water and use the dryer or dry them inside as hanging them in the breeze will collect pollen and harm you.
9- People who are allergic to pets’ hairs and saliva should be careful in dealing with them. It is better to keep them away from your bed and area of living in general as they may develop asthma symptoms.
10- Some weird allergy symptoms were detected in kids as insomnia. The case is basically related to certain type of protein found in cow milk.
11- Check on your central heating system as it can bring mold allergy from outside. If so, try to use other means of heating and switch off your central heating all winter long.
12- If dust mites went through your pillow fibers, it will cause allergy more often. So, wash your pillows if possible and keep them into thick, zippered fabric covers. The same protection should be followed with mattresses and spreads.
13- Having a basement does often mean having mold in your house, so the best way to deal with that is cleaning it and using some devices that reduce humidity.
14- Buy washable kids toys as some types may bring infections and collect dust mites.
15- Some crafts may trigger allergy and asthma symptoms, such as wood crafts and wood dust or paint fumes. So, know exactly what aggravates your airways and avoid it.