During the summer months, pollen, mold, and insect stings are active culprits when it comes to allergies. Symptoms may strike you as having the common cold, but summer allergies can be just as bad as fall and spring allergies. Symptoms include a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing and itchy eyes. There are many medicines available to help combat your allergies, but there are also steps you can take to keep your flairs down to a minimum. Check out these tips you can use in your home to eliminate the pollen, dust, and mold that may plague you.
Invest in dust-mite proof covers for your pillows, mattresses, and box springs. This will dramatically cut down on the dust your bedding collects. Also, be sure to wash your sheets, pillowcases, and blankets at least once a week in hot water.
Some pets and allergies do not mesh well together. However, sometimes we need a pooch, or a feline in our lives. If you do have strong allergies, but have animals, attempt to keep them out of the bedroom where their hair and dander will shed.
If you let your pets roam freely, be sure to wash them at least once a month.
Windows & Curtains
Keep the windows closed during the summertime and use your air conditioning to keep cool. This will help you avoid pollen getting into your home. Also be sure to clean your windows thoroughly each season to remove any mold or condensation that is forming. If you have curtains on your windows use washable ones made of plain or synthetic cotton.
Hardwood or linoleum flooring is ideal for people who struggle with allergies. However, if you have carpet, be sure to vacuum weekly using a vacuum cleaner that has a high-efficiency filter. Also, shampoo your carpet frequently.
This will keep pollen, danders, and dust from getting locked into your carpet and building up over time.
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