Do you ever get allergy attacks? I’m talking about when you have crazy sneezing fits and just can’t seem to get it under control? I had one this year (that’s one too many…they are awful!) and that prompted me to do some digging about what I can do to help keep my body happy during allergy season that I’m not already doing.
I actually found 4 things that I haven’t been doing, and 1 that I already do (but that you probably don’t!). So let’s dive in and learn together!
1. Save Outdoor Exerise for Later in the Day
It turns out that allergen levels in the air can be at their worst during the first part of the day, so save your walk or your outside play time for later.
2. Keep Windows Closed
I know it’s so tempting to open up and enjoy those beautiful spring breezes. They really do feel great. But they come at a cost! By opening up a lot during this time of year, you are letting in all kinds of pollen and other allergens that might give you fits.
3. Try a HEPA Air Purifier
This is the strategy that I already do and that I very highly recommend. Honeywell recently sent me the HPA100 and the difference in our air quality has been noticeable. We move the highly portable device between different rooms just depending on which family member might be in need of a little extra support, and also depending on our activities. For example, if I’m vacuuming in a room you’d better believe that I’m running my Honeywell Air Purifier in that room after I’m done! Watch this quick video to see why the two go hand in hand.
I think having a HEPA Air Filter like what Honeywell offers is one of the very smartest things you can do to keep you and your family from having major allergy issues. There’s no way to keep all that dust and pollen from getting into your house. Once it’s there, let Honeywell take care of it for you. My Honeywell Air Purifer (model HPA100) captures 99.97% of microscopic airborne particles that pass through the filters.
4. Wear Sunglasses
This one might have surprised me the most. I knew sunglasses were good for overall eye health, but I never thought about the fact that they also serve as a physical barrier between all those allergens in the air and your eyes, which can become itchy and irritated by them. I have been contemplating investing in a prescription pair of sunglasses, and realizing this particular benefit of wearing them is all I need to hear. I’ll be buying a pair shortly!
5. Shower & Change Clothes After Being Outside
It’s not practical, nor would it be fun, to stay inside all spring. After all, this is a truly beautiful time of year with the great weather and all the lovely colors. So when you do spend a fair chunk of time outside this season, make sure you can enjoy the rest of the day by getting those pesky allergens off of you straight away. Rinse off in the shower and select new digs and it will help cut down on allergy problems.
Best of luck getting through spring allergy season without those pesky allergy attacks. Hopefully I’ve given you some new strategies to help! Want more tips to help you eliminate allergy attacks and breathe easy this spring? Check out the Honeywell Facebook page and follow Honeywell on Twitter.