How to Avoid Seasonal Allergies: Dealing with Summertime Triggers

The summer months are usually painful as everyone suffer from allergies. During the allergy season which is mainly from April to October, different symptoms can be seen from the allergy sources.

Some of the well known summer time allergies are the mold, rapid spread of pollen, Ragweed allergies which results in Hay fever, distinct particles that are composed in the atmosphere during the spring time, summer cold which is due to the allergic reactions to airborne particles and dust mites which typically lives in the mattresses.

Here are some of the measures which can help you to get through the seasonal allergies in the summer.

1) We try to make our home free of allergens but it is not possible to eliminate the allergic reactions from the indoor sources like the allergies due to dust mites, indoor molds etc. It is recommended to install HEPA filters and to maintain relatively low humidity in the house interiors.

2) Whenever you go out for a long time, try to wear the pollen mask and after you come home try to make a habit of taking baths to wash the pollen from your body and hair.

3) Those who suffer heavily from allergies, its better to consult Allergist and take prescription medications. Take the allergy test which is relatively painless to know about the substances to which you are allergic and can take the prescription medications or the allergy shots.

4) Try to minimize your activities between 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. as it is the time when pollen is usually emitted. Try to schedule your activities in the afternoon as the pollen levels are considerably low in the afternoon.

5) To prevent pollen entering your home try to keep your windows closed and use air conditioner which dries, cools and cleans the air. Make sure to clean your air conditioner filters regularly at least twice a month. When you are not at home keep your room air conditioner off and once you turn on, don’t be in the room for at least 20 minutes as sometimes whenever the air conditioner is activated, short bursts of molds can be emitted from the air conditioner windows.

6) Try to avoid exposure to freshly cut grass, fallen leaves and all those places where the ragweed can grow.

7) Lower indoor humidity must be maintained in summer which can be done through dehumidifier in order to prevent the winter and autumn indoor allergies.

8) To maintain good air quality, smoking should be avoided inside the home.

9) Wash your glasses, brush your shoes and change your clothes once you come home from outdoors.

10) Try to vacuum regularly. While vacuuming try to wear a mask as pollen, mold and the dust that are trapped in the carpet can be kicked up.

11) When traveling, try to keep your windows closed to avoid pollen.