How to manage your Spring Allergies this season
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
As we get closer and closer to spring, a large portion of the population are already dreading their Spring allergies. Some have likely started prepping early by starting to take your medications (which isn’t a bad idea to get your system ready). But many people know that allergy medications are often not enough, so here are some tips to help alleviate your allergy symptoms this season.
There are ways to enjoy the nice weather without putting your system through unnecessary risks. Make sure that you check the pollen levels every day, and try to schedule your day around it (pollen levels are typically highest during mid- to late-afternoon). If you follow these tips, there’s a good chance that you’ll have a much better relationship with the Spring season and enjoy it!
- Salt water can help.
Some people use nasal saline rinses instead of allergy medications but it’s also beneficial alongside medications. The saline rinse can effectively remove allergens from the nasal cavities to reduce symptoms. If your throat is itchy, consider gargling salt water for that as well!
- Keep the windows closed.
We know how frustrating it can be to keep the windows closed when the weather is nice, but a cool breeze often isn’t worth the amount of allergens it can bring in to your home. Not only will it attack your systems directly, but it can cause a lingering effect long after you’ve closed the window.
- When you come home, change your clothes immediately.
The sooner, the better. It’s easy to forget after a long day but changing your clothes as soon as you get home is a great way to avoid spreading allergens around your living spaces. Make sure to keep contaminated clothes in a separate space that won’t affect the surrounding area as much.
- Workout indoors
Once again, it’s very frustrating to have to forgo spending your time enjoying the nice weather but exercising outdoors in high pollen areas can wreak havoc on your system. With heavier breathing due to your exercise, your likely to take in even more allergens than normal.