Green grass. Blooming flowers. A gentle breeze. Unfortunately, the arrival of these seasonal wonders elicits hay fever instead of spring fever for many people. Itching eyes. A runny nose. Sneezing. Stop suffering and enjoy the warm, spring sunshine with these top tips to battling seasonal allergies.
Wear Oversized Sunglasses
Stave off airborne allergens and show off your sense of style at the same time by wearing a pair of oversized sunglasses. Women aren’t the only ones who can prevent pollen, animal dander and other irritants from making their eyes water and itch with this fashion trend. Large aviator or shield style sunglasses are perfect for the man who suffers from seasonal sensitivities as well.
Be Proactive, Not Reactive
Many people wait until they have symptoms before taking allergy medication. The key to healthy living is to prevent symptoms by taking an antihistamine in advance. This way, the histamine that causes inflammation and mucus is unable to bind with your body’s cells.
Keep Your Apartment Clean
Whether you prefer the sleek, clean lines of modern décor or the cozy look and feel of traditional style furnishings in your luxury UDR apartment, it is important to keep everything clean.
- Vacuum carpets on a daily basis to prevent dust, dander and other irritants from building up.
- Clean hard floors with a Swiffer Sweep and Trap or use a damp mop instead of a broom so that you don’t stir up allergens.
- Toss old pillows plagued with dust and purchase new ones.
- Use an allergy-proof cover on your mattress.
If you have pets, you may also want to consider limiting them to one or two rooms of your apartment to prevent them from tracking allergens everywhere.
Go to the Gym
On days when the pollen count is high, skip the outdoor exercise and hit the onsite fitness center instead. If you really crave fresh air, wait until the sun sets to go for a walk, a bike ride or a run. Pollen counts peak during the day.
Minimize your allergies with this expert advice. If you still experience extreme symptoms, visit an allergist for more advanced treatment.
How do you find relief from seasonal allergies? Be sure to share your own tips and tricks below.