Have you been sneezing, coughing, and itching your eyes of late? If so, you are not alone. Springtime brings sunlight, warmth, and clear skies yet it is also the start of those dreaded seasonal allergies. Let’s take a quick look at how to take care of your seasonal allergies in Philadelphia to enhance your health and well-being.
Rinse out Your Nasal Passages
Though rinsing the nasal passages might seem a bit odd and slightly gross, it works in the context of defeating seasonal allergies. If you suffer from spring allergies, try using a nose irrigator to clean out the nasal passages. Nasal irrigation is particularly important for those who have a stuffy nose in the spring season and also those who have headaches during this seasonal transition. Nasal saline washes away pollen, mold, and other gunk that has moved into your nasal passages, ultimately helping you live without the annoyance and pain of springtime allergies.
Minimize Pollen Exposure
Keep your exposure to pollen at a minimum and you will find your spring allergies are not nearly as bad. Try to stay inside your Philadelphia home within an air-conditioned room as often as possible during the spring season. Otherwise, you will inevitably be subjected to pollen when outside. This is not to say you have to spend the entirety of your spring inside of your Philadelphia house, apartment, or assisted living space. Rather, you can venture outside to enjoy the sun and fresh air, especially when the allergy forecast for the day shows allergen counts will be low.
Do Some Spring Cleaning
Opening the windows and doors presents an opportunity for allergens to move inside your Philadelphia home. Even keeping your sneakers on when entering the house has the potential to drag in allergies. So be sure to take your sneakers off at the door after coming in from outside. Perform regular spring cleaning with vacuuming, dusting, and sweeping. It will also help to recirculate the air within your home with the air conditioner’s recirculation system that keeps allergens from the outside to a minimum.
Be Proactive by Taking Medicine When Spring Starts
Take allergy medication at the start of spring and you will find you are not nearly as sensitive to springtime allergens. From medicated eye drops to oral antihistamines, nasal antihistamines, and beyond, there are plenty of medicine options to combat allergies.
Keep in mind, if your nasal/airway passages end up inflamed after exposure to allergens, the medication will not prove nearly effective. Be proactive, take your allergy medication at the start of the spring and you will find the ensuing months prove that much more comfortable.
Reach out to Aurora Home Care Today
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