Set a limit on how many carpets and rugs are allowed in your home. Rugs and carpeting are known hiding grounds for dust, pollen and other particulates. If you want rugs to add some softness to a room, be sure you can wash them to remove allergens.
If you have been outside for 60 minutes or so, it is almost certain that you have attracted at least some airborne allergens. As quickly as possible you should jump in the shower, or at the very least do it before going to bed. A shower will cleanse you of any mold spores, pollen or other allergy-causing irritants. These things can settle in on your hair or your skin.
For a touch of clean, sun-kissed fragrance on your clothes and linens, your best bet is to use lightly scented dryer sheets, fabric softener or laundry detergent. You can hang clothes outside to get that sun-kissed smell too. However, hanging your clothes and linens outdoors may also attract spores, pollen and other allergens to the surface of the fabrics. Consider using a natural laundry detergent for a fresh scent instead, but make sure the detergent doesn’t contain ingredients that you are allergic to.
Closing the windows for the day may shut out fresh air, but it will also keep pollen out, which tends to be more rampant during the daylight hours. If you need to cool down, turn on the air conditioning.
Because of the amount of pollution in some of the world’s major cities, residents who were otherwise healthy can start to suffer from allergies due to the smog. If city life leaves you frequently congested, try traveling away outside the area for a few days to see if it makes a difference. You may find that smog is an allergy trigger for you.
If you suffer from allergies, you should dust at least once per week. Some people don’t dust until they can detect dust with the naked eye, but doing it weekly keeps the allergen concentration in your home at a safe level.
Understand the difference between allergy symptoms and a cold. Allergies tend to feel like a “light” cold that eases or worsens without reason. Allergies can also last a lot longer than a normal cold. Allergies may well be to blame if you experience cold symptoms repeatedly without any clear cause. If you are unable to rule anything out, a doctor or allergist may be able to shed some light on the situation.
Allergies can harm you greatly and make your life horrible. But, there is no need for you to give up and suffer in silence. You can make use of effective allergy treatments that can reduce, even eliminate, allergy symptoms. Put the tips from this piece to work immediately.