Allergies are in full swing this fall which is understandable with the amount of pollen that is circulating in the air. Pollen makes allergy symptoms outdoors tough to deal with but can also cause havoc indoors as well. Read our tips on how to keep pollen out of your home to reduce allergy symptoms.
- Vacuum carpeting regularly. Pollen can easily be tracked in from the outdoors and from open doors or windows. You can drastically reduce the amount of pollen in your carpeting by vacuuming every other day.
- Bedding can hold pollen brought in from the outdoors. Wash your sheets, blankets, duvets, and pillow covers at least once a week to reduce pollen in areas where you sleep.
- Wash your clothes after spending time outside. Many materials are a magnet for pollen, so it is important to make sure you regularly wash them, this includes jackets and any other outerwear. Avoid hanging laundry outside as well, wet clothing attracts pollen and defeats the purpose of washing.
- After a long day outside make sure to take a shower to reduce the pollen that you may have come in contact with throughout the day. This will also reduce the transfer of pollen onto your furniture and carpeting.
- Avoid going outside in the early morning, if possible. Plants release their pollen from about 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. Staying inside during these hours will reduce your pollen exposure.
- Track the amount of pollen is in the air within your zip code. Pollen.com gives a 5 day forecast of how much pollen is in the air, which plants are causing it, and when to expect the worst days for allergy symptoms.
Reducing the amount of pollen in your home will help diminish your allergy symptoms. With a high Ragweed pollen count this season, it can easily sneak into your home without you realizing it. These simple tips can help cut down on the amount of pollen, as well as other allergens in your home, which will ultimately help alleviate your allergy symptoms.
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