Avoiding Fall Allergens: Easier Than You Think
September 13, 2018
While it’s true that you can’t avoid fall allergens completely, it’s also true that many of the biggest triggers can be mitigated with just a little bit of effort on your part.
Here are our best tips for protecting yourself and your loved ones from the allergy attacks surely heading your way this fall.
Do some deep cleaning.
When ragweed is running rampant outside, you’ll find yourself wanting to take refuge in your house.
The problem? The home often has just as many allergy triggers as the outdoors! Between dust, mold, and pet dander, your home can become one big allergy attack waiting to happen.
Lucky for you, we’ve already whipped up a handy guide for attacking each of the home’s biggest allergy offenders in this popular blog post. You may be pleasantly surprised to learn that we are in full support of allergy-sufferers also owning pets!
Check your local pollen counts.
You need to know what you’re walking into when you leave the house each morning!
You can find the pollen count for any area of the United States by visiting this website. You’ll be able to see what times of day have the most dense pollen and be able to plan your day accordingly. Trust us, you’ll be thankful that you’ve made this part of your regular routine. Learn why in this blog post we wrote entirely about checking allergy advisories.
Be aware of what you’re carrying.
We mean in your hair, in your clothes, and even in your kids’ hair and clothes. Hair sneakily collects pollen throughout the day. If you frequently go to bed without washing your hair (don’t we all?) you’re allowing all of the day’s pollen collection to get spread around on your pillow while you sleep.
The same goes for the clothes you wear throughout the day! If you and your kids spend time outside during peak pollen times, you’ll likely bring all those allergens into your house and onto your furniture.
Medication works! If you’re sneezing, your first question should be: “Did I take my allergy medicine today?” Oftentimes, the answer is no.
Inexpensive over-the-counter medications can be great temporary solutions, but we urge you to consider the reality that the cost of these quick fixes really adds up over time compared to what you’d pay for a comprehensive treatment plan that can provide a lifetime of healing.
The personalized treatment plans we offer at BreatheAmerica deliver allergy-free falls to patients who thought allergies were just a fact of life!
You can schedule your personal consultation today, and face this fall with confidence. We can’t wait to work with you!