Spring is great for many reasons (hello, beautiful flowers and sunny weather), but it can be an insufferable time for those struggling with allergies. Read on for tips for how to combat the dreaded symptoms of sneezing and itchy eyes.
Shake up your exercise routine
If you love exercising outside, you might need to change up your usual routine until the high amount of pollen in the air clears. If you do insist on exercising in the outdoors, either do it early in the morning, or in the evening, to minimise your exposure to pollen. Wear sunglasses when outside to also protect your eyes from pollen and spores in the air.
Shower more regularly
Pollen and mold spores can nightmarishly stick to your skin and hair. Showering more frequently may help wash pollen from your skin, as well as washing your hands and rinsing your eyes on a regular basis.
Combat poor indoor air quality
Managing your indoor air quality may help reduce your exposure to pollutants in the air, which can trigger allergies. According to NCBI, based on a study in India, using air purifiers is a way to reduce potentially harmful pollutants in the room, and enhance air quality around the household.
Minimise dust mites around the house
Humid and warm areas are a breeding ground for dust mites, which can prompt allergy symptoms. Reduce the number of dust mites in your home by washing blankets every couple of months, vacuuming regularly and reducing the humidity around your living area – air purifiers can aid with this.