Do fall allergies prevent you from enjoying the good weather outside your home? Stop hiding in your room and enjoy the season with these helpful tips from the experts at A-1 Heat and Air Conditioning.
Symptoms of Fall Allergies
The symptoms of fall allergy may vary depending on the part of the body that is exposed. But one thing is for sure; these symptoms will surely give you great discomfort day by day. Check out these symptoms of fall allergy that you might experience this season:
- Watery and itchy eyes
- Frequent sneezing
- Upset Stomach
- Irritated Throat
- Dry, Itchy skin
Managing Fall Allergies
- Check Pollen Counts
One way to reduce exposure to allergens is by checking the pollen level in your area. If it’s high, limit outdoor activities and stay at home. The pollen count is at the peak in the morning and late afternoon. Be extra cautious of these periods and choose to stay indoors.
- Use Protective Clothing
If you have important tasks to do outside, be sure to use protective clothing. It’s best to wear long sleeves, pants, hats, and even protective face masks. This will keep pollen and molds out of your skin, hair, and eyes.
- Wash Allergens Out Of Your Body
After spending some time outside, be sure to remove pollens from your hair and body by taking a short bath. Tell everyone to remove their shoes when entering the house and if possible, change clothes inside the front doorway. Your clothes and shoes are great carriers of allergy-causing particles from the outside.
- Dry Clothes Indoors
Drying clothes outside is a good thing but not in the allergy seasons like fall. Your laundry is a pollen magnet especially when wet, and these pollens may end up in your home and bring you discomfort.
- Invest In Humidifiers
Do you know that dust and molds thrive in a dry indoor environment? Unfortunately, dry air is prevalent in the cold seasons of fall and winter. Good thing, a humidifier can be a solution to reduce the chances of dust and mold sensitivity. By adding moisture in the air, these devices are giving you an indoor environment that is less conducive for allergy-causing particles such as mold and dust.
Let these tips help you deal with fall allergies and even prevent it from ruining your fall season. While the other tips are more like personal tasks, tip #5 might need professional help. With that, we can assist. If you want to install a humidifier in your home, talk to our experts, and we’ll discuss your options. Give us a call at A-1 Heat and Air Conditioning today!