You can feel it in the air — spring has arrived! And with it comes an increase in the amount of pollen and mold floating around in the environment. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), pollen season can begin as early as February and last through October, although weather patterns and your location can alter the start and end dates.
Here are some tips that can help you avoid allergy symptoms:
- Keep windows in home closed and use air conditioning if you are allergic to pollen or outdoor molds; fans can stir up dust so limit use or avoid all together.
- Use a HEPA filter if you have a forced air furnace. Clean air filters frequently and clean air ducts at least once a year).
- Remove laundry from the washing machine promptly; do not leave wet clothes in the washer.
- Wash shower curtains and bathroom tiles with natural mold-killing solutions, such as vinegar and water or hydrogen peroxide and water.
- Try to keep the humidity in your house below 50 percent to prevent mold growth.
- Install dehumidifiers in basements or other areas of the house where mold may collect (clean weekly).
- Limit amount of indoor plants, as the soil encourages mold growth.
- If you are allergic to dust mites:
- Use organic cotton barrier cloth for pillows, mattresses, and box springs
- Avoid down-filled bedding or pillows
- Wash bedding every week in hot water
- When possible, choose hardwood floors instead of carpeting. If you have throw rugs, make sure they are washable.
- Vacuum twice a week.
- Avoid venetian blinds or long drapes as they collect dust.
At Rejuvena Health & Aesthetics, we focus on boosting your overall immune system through diet and lifestyle modifications, as well as IV therapy, homeopathic remedies, and more. Call us for your appointment today!