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Spring Allergies, No Thank You

It might still be considered winter in the UK but there's no reason you can't start preparing for the dreaded spring allergy season. No one likes to suffer from a runny nose, itchy eyes and constant sneezing, so I've prepared a couple of tips to help you make it through this frustrating time of year.


Changing Air Filters

If you've been using air filters to keep pollen under control then you may want to start changing your filters now. Be it air filters in your car or in your air conditioning unit, they should ideally be replaced every season. This helps to keep the air in your home and car clean and fresh while also reducing other airborne problems like dust mites and pet allergies. It's a simple and effective way to ensure that your allergies don't flare up when you're indoors.

Get Medication Ready

It's worth stocking up now on hayfever tablets so that you don't have to run to the shop and pick up more when your symptoms start acting up. If you purchase online, you can get larger boxes of hayfever tablets that work just as well, but you can save quite a bit of money since you're buying in bulk. You could also consider nasal sprays if you've had luck with them in the past with relieving your hayfever symptoms. 

Prepare Extra Sets of Clothes

You might think that you're safe if you make it home without sneezing or rubbing your eyes, but there's a good chance that the pollen spores may have stuck to your clothes and will continue to linger for a while. If you want to be absolutely sure that you don't suffer from your allergies, get a few extra sets of indoor clothes and change into them as soon as you come home. You should also avoid hanging clothes to dry outside because, again, the pollen spores can easily stick to your clothes as they dry and make your symptoms worse.

Focus on Removing Mould

Mould is another spring allergy concern that many people overlook. The spores from mould can trigger nasty allergy symptoms, so make sure you're removing mould from areas like your bathroom and basement to ensure that it doesn't grow out of control and aggravate your symptoms. If you're using a dehumidifier to keep moisture levels in your home under control, then make sure you keep the unit clean as well.

Change Your Schedule to Avoid Triggering Symptoms

Although pollen can be frustrating to deal with, it doesn't mean that we can completely avoid the outdoors. With that said, try changing your schedule around so that you're less exposed to pollen during the mornings when the pollen count is at its highest. Once it reaches noon, the pollen count drops slightly so you don't need to worry so much about the outdoors. 

Hopefully, these tips will make it easier for you to cope with those nasty spring allergies that many of us suffer from. If your symptoms do get progressively worse, then it may be worth speaking to a doctor to see if they can offer solutions such as nasal irrigation to help relieve you of your symptoms. 

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