Nip Your Springtime Allergies in the Bud

By: Batchelor Brothers Funeral Services
Sunday, March 18, 2018

Spring is just around the corner! That means flowers, plants, and trees will soon be blooming and the grass will again be green.

It’s the season of hope and renewal. But for millions of Americans, spring is also the season for allergies. Also called hay fever and allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergies can mean sneezing, congestion, a runny nose, itchy eyes, and other bothersome symptoms. Fortunately, there are plenty of simple strategies that can keep seasonal allergies under control.

Reduce your exposure to allergy triggers:

  • Stay indoors on dry, windy days. The best time to go outside is after a good rain, which helps clear pollen from the air.
  • Remove clothes you've worn outside and wash them as soon as possible.
  • After spending time outdoors, shower to rinse pollen from your skin and hair.
  • Don't hang laundry outside, as pollen can stick to sheets and towels.
  • Wear a pollen mask if you must do outside chores.

Take extra steps when pollen counts are high:

  • Check your local TV or radio station, your local newspaper, or the Internet for pollen forecasts and current pollen levels.
  • Close doors and windows at night, or at any other time when pollen counts are high.
  • Avoid outdoor activity in the early morning when pollen counts are highest.
  • If you take allergy medications, start them before your symptoms start when high pollen counts are forecasted.

Keep indoor air clean:

  • Take off your shoes at the door and ask guests to do the same.
  • Use the air conditioning in your house and car.
  • Use high-efficiency filters and follow regular maintenance schedules for your heating and air conditioning system.
  • Keep indoor air dry with a dehumidifier.
  • Clean floors often with a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter.

Seasonal allergies can be challenging, but they don't have to ruin the beauty of the season. 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Six Secrets for a Beautiful, Touching Memorial Video

Making a tribute video after a loved one passes away can make the memorial or funeral service stand out and aid in the healing process, too. Putting together a tribute or memorial slideshow allows...

What if You Can’t Afford a Funeral for Your Loved One? Here are Five Important Things to Know

When a loved one passes away, it’s understandable to want to send them off in the most respectful and loving way possible. A funeral service helps you to pay tribute to the departed and can be im...

Holiday Health Event - December 9

Holiday Health: Coping with Depression, Anxiety & 'The Blues' You are invited to join us for this free virtual event.     Our guest speaker is Leslie Holley, MA, LCPC, NCC, a Boa...

How Much do You Know About Choosing a Cemetery Property?

If you need to choose a cemetery property, you may be unsure about where to begin.  That’s understandable because many options exist and no two properties are exactly alike. It’s a good idea ...

Make Your Loved One’s Military Funeral Memorable with these Creative Ideas

When a military service member or veteran passes away, a distinctive final salute is in order. These brave men and women made tremendous sacrifices and they deserve to...

Writing Thank You Messages After the Funeral? Here are Seven Important Ways to Show Your Appreciation

When a loved one passes, no words can fully express our gratitude for the close friends and family members who lend their support during difficult times. Funeral thank you notes are one good way to...

The Legal Authority to Make Funeral Arrangements isn’t Always Easy to Determine

When a loved one passes on, disagreements may arise between family members about the disposition of the body and the funeral arrangements. These are delicate issues to face at a stressful time, so...

What Does a Pallbearer Do? The Guidance You Need to Perform this Task Flawlessly

If you have been asked to be the pallbearer at a funeral, you have been bestowed with great honor. Serving as a pallbearer means that you will play an integral part in the upcoming funeral. You m...

The Essential Guide to Visiting a Terminally Ill Loved One

The idea of visiting a loved one who is about to pass on can stir up a variety of emotions. You know that your time with your beloved family member or friend is drawing to a close. However, being ...

Five Proven Strategies for Choosing Meaningful Funeral Readings

Reciting funeral readings that have special significance is a loving way to remember the one who has passed on. It allows you to celebrate the things they enjoyed most in life while providing sola...