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Warding Off Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Warding Off Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

Tips for Minimizing Seasonal Environmental Allergies

As we get ready for the transition from summer to fall, seasonal allergies can be an annoying reality for many. While it isn’t possible to completely eliminate environmental allergens, there are plenty of things you can do to help nip your symptoms in the bud.

Vacuuming & Dusting Regularly

As the temperatures begin to cool down, it’s normal to spend more time indoors. With dust mites being a common indoor allergen, it’s important to keep your home as dust-free as possible to spare yourself from unwanted symptoms.

Along with vacuuming and dusting at least once a week, it can also be helpful to clean your vents and replace your air filters at the beginning of the fall season.

Keeping Pets Off of Furniture

Although we love our furry friends, pet dander is another common culprit when it comes to indoor allergens. Try to keep your pets off of your couch and bed to minimize your symptoms and bathe them on a biweekly basis to prevent the spread of dander.

Showering When You Get Home

Pollen is another common culprit when it comes on to bringing on seasonal sniffles. Whether you’re playing, exercising, or doing yard work—it’s important to shower and change your clothes. This helps to prevent you from tracking pollen throughout your home.

Paying Attention to the Local Pollen Count

Another great way to prepare for potential environmental allergens is to pay attention to the pollen count in your local forecast before heading outside. When the pollen counts are on the higher side, it’s a good idea to stay inside until they level out.

While these tips can help to manage your allergy symptoms, they can’t completely relieve you of them. If you’re still experiencing symptoms and they’re getting in the way of your everyday activities, be sure to talk to your primary care doctor to discuss your options.

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