What do you do when you’re allergic to the world around you? When animals, flowers, and things floating in the air cause sniffles and sneezes, life can be harder to navigate. We feel you allergy sufferers! You don’t have to solely rely on doctor visits and Benadryl to get you through. Here are three natural ways to reduce your allergy symptoms and create a purer home habitat.
The most common allergens can be found floating in your home habitat. Dust, mold spores, pet dander, pollen, dust mites, insect fragments—all of these can be found floating through your home and are invisible to the eye.
That’s an unpleasant thought, right? That’s why air filters are so important. Your air filters do a lot of work getting all that out of your air, which is why it’s so important to change them at least every three months. Changing your filters allows them to work at their full potential and properly filter the air.
Changing your filters regularly will help keep your allergy symptoms from flaring up, but not many of us remember to change them on a regular schedule. Try Canopy, a new subscription service that delivers fresh filters to your doorstep at just the right time.
Particles like pet dander are more likely to travel through the air when humidity is high. Humidity also promotes the growth of spores and mold. So, when humidity is too high in your home, it can cause significant allergy problems.
Get a digital thermometer so you can monitor your home’s humidity level. You’ll want to keep it under 60%. To maintain a lower humidity level (40%-50%), you may need to employ a dehumidifier. Large houses may need more than one in a few locations. Almost all basements will benefit from a dehumidifier.
Allergens can be invisible to the eye but can thrive inside your home. Keeping a regular cleaning schedule can keep the allergens, and thus the symptoms, at bay. Areas of your home to focus on include:
- Bedding and Pillows
- Your Pets
- Upholstered Furniture
- Blinds and Curtains
- Ledges, shelving, and other places that collect dust
- Entry ways where allergens and pollen are tracked in
You should also make sure to use green cleaning products. Products with harsh chemicals can aggravate or trigger symptoms.
You can’t control the pollen count but you can reduce the allergens in your own home by keeping up with our suggestions..