Controlling Your Allergies

Posted on: 22 April 2016


If you suffer from seasonal allergies, the there are many things you can do to help prevent yourself from having worse symptoms and from having an allergy attack at all. This article will give you some suggestions on things you can do to create a more allergen-free living environment for yourself and to get some relief from allergies. 

Clean your air filter

Your central air conditioner will have an air filter to filter out dust, skin cells and other particles that float in the air. If you allow this air filter to get clogged up with this debris, then many of those particles will get sucked through the system and put back into the air. This can cause you to have an allergy attack. Also, it puts more wear and tear on the system, increasing the likeliness of needing to have it repaired, and also increasing the cost of cooling your home. Check your air filter monthly and clean or replace it as needed.

Get your dog groomed often

If you allow your dog to go without grooming for too long, it can leave a lot of skin cells and hair around your home. When you have allergies, this can cause you to suffer an attack. Taking your dog to the groomer on a regular basis can help to prevent these attacks.

Know when to shut your windows

Your yard can have a lot of allergens that come from the trees, bushes, grass and flowers. On a windy day, these allergens can blow directly into your home and cause your allergies to kick in. When you see that there is wind outside, it is better for you to close your windows to prevent many of these allergens from coming inside. Also, on these days, it is a good idea for you to try to limit the amount of time you spend outdoors.

Control your symptoms

When you do feel as if you are having an onset of allergy symptoms, you want to start fighting them as soon as possible, so you can keep them under control and limit the amount of suffering you experience. One thing you can do is to begin using an allergy nasal spray right away to help with stuffy nose and other symptoms. You can also start taking an over-the-counter allergy medicine and make an appointment to see your doctor for more info on how to control your symptoms.