Allergies are usually rampant during summer due to the high amount of pollens in the grass during this period. Since we’re outside more in summer, it is no surprise that a lot of people fall prey to allergic attacks.
Allergies are a pain in the ass and do not care when you’re trying to enjoy the season. The best way to deal with this killjoy is to avoid exposure to the triggers. You can do this by.
- Stay indoors on dry and windy days. On days when the smog levels and pollen in the air are high, stay home!. It is better to be safe than sorry.
- Wear face masks outside. Face masks will help to prevent you from breathing in congested air which is likely to contain allergens and particles that can trigger an allergy.
- Avoid dusty chores. Chores like lawn mowing, sweeping, dusting, weed pulling and other gardening work can trigger allergies and should be avoided during this period. These chores can be done by other people who do not have any allergies.
- Keep your doors and windows closed always. An open door or window is an invitation for pollens, dust, and other allergens to enter your home.
- Take a bath once you come from outside. Allergens might settle on your hair and clothes when you’re out. Make sure to change your clothes, shower, and wash your hair once you come from outside. Also, wash your beddings and rug preferably with hot water to get rid of allergens like dust mites.
- Use an air purifier. An air conditioner will be ideal to chase allergens from your home. Also, make sure that your air vents are always clean. Also clean the bookshelves, air filters, and every surface that pollens may accumulate.
The allergy symptoms may be sneezing, coughing, runny nose, itchy nose/eyes, or watery eyes. Antihistamines are effective in battling allergies but you can consult your doctor before using any medication.