Parents living in Fayetteville, Georgia, know that fall doesn’t just bring beautiful scenery. It also announces the arrival of irritating allergens. Life is difficult enough, so here are some simple tips that can help your family combat allergies this season.
Non-Medication Options for Allergies
Warm showers and non-medicated saline sprays are great ways to reduce allergy symptoms. Non-medicated sprays flush allergens out of nasal passages. If you have very young kids, these sprays are also a good substitute for allergy medications. Be sure to shower regularly so any clinging pollen can be rinsed off your hair and skin. This prevents the transfer of pollen to other areas in your home.
Monitor the Weather
Windy, dry days typically mean there will be higher pollen distribution. If you’re able to, stay indoors on these days. Monitor the pollen count for your area. This will help you and your family be prepared for what the day brings.
Cover Yourself Up
You won’t always be able to avoid going outside on days with a high pollen count; however, you can still protect yourself when you do. Wear clothing that provides a lot of cover like hats and long sleeves, so your skin isn’t exposed to irritants. Sunglasses can help reduce itchy or watery eyes. If doing yard work, be sure to have a face mask so you don’t breathe in pollen.
Change Your Clothing
Pollen has a nasty habit of sticking to your clothes so when you enter your home, remove your clothing as soon as possible. Being thorough will limit the number of allergens that sneak inside with and on you, which will improve the air quality in your home. You may not always have time to hop in the shower, but you should wash your hands and face in the meantime.
Let Trinity Air Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning ensure that your home has optimal ventilation this fall so you can focus on spending time with your family. Call us at (770) 285-1990 today!
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