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Battle Allergy Season With These Tips

woman-blowing-noseThe sun is making its presence known and things are (hopefully) warming up again. You are looking forward to picnics in the park and maybe some nice afternoons on the patio talking with friends. Your problem is that your sinuses may not allow any of this to be possible.

Allergy season can be a killer of your fun times, especially if your body never gets a reprieve from the onslaught of pollen, dirt, dust, and other particles that aggravate things. We know that springtime and the large number of blooming plants it creates can be an issue for those of us with allergies. We want to help.
Use these tips to help battle your allergies this season and turn your home into a breathable safe haven again.

Stay hydrated

Try to drink as much water as you can throughout the day. Keeping yourself hydrated ensures that your mucus membranes don’t dry out, which allows them to fend off allergens more easily. In more technical terms, drinking water reduces histamine production (that’s what causes allergies) and can help tone down or prevent an allergy attack.

Keep your hands and face clean

Wash your hands when you get home, after dusting, after vacuuming, and after doing anything that might leave dust and other triggers on you. Likewise, make sure to wash your face if you start to feel like your allergies are being irritated. This can help reduce the severity of your allergy issues.

Vacuum and dust often

A home with less dust and other debris in it is less likely to trigger an allergy attack. Try to vacuum once a week or more to keep carpets clean. If you have mood or tile floors, try to sweep every couple of days. And make sure to dust the flat surfaces in your home once a week or more.

Consider an indoor air quality system

One of the best ways to fight back against your allergies is to invest in a helping hand behind the scenes. Systems like an air filter or air purifier in Vestavia, AL will help to reduce the concentration of contaminants in the air in your home, protecting you from them and leaving you breathing a lot easier.

An air purifier specifically can help with electricity or UV light to break down contaminants or render them harmless, making them highly effective against everything from dust to mold spores to viruses.

Reduce dairy intake

This one may sound a little weird but it is very helpful. Dairy products like butter, yogurt, milk, and cheese can increase the production of mucus which is going to increase the severity of any allergy symptoms you may be experiencing. Try to keep the dairy intake to a minimum during allergy season to keep yourself feeling better.

Our team can’t come to dust your house but we can help you with your indoor air quality. We can install and maintain your air filter, air purifier, or other IAQ system. Your experience is what matters most! Contact Douglas Cooling & Heating today to get help with your indoor air quality needs.

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