Ways to Feel Better During Spring Allergy Season

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It’s always a relief when winter comes to an end (who wants more snow and shorter days?!), but spring isn’t necessarily much better for some people.

In fact, for those who suffer from seasonal allergies, spring weather is really doozy. Between the flowers blooming and all the pollen in the air, many people spend three months sniffling, sneezing, and itching.

But, if you’re someone who suffers from spring allergies, don’t panic! There are easy ways to keep seasonal allergies at bay and to keep you more comfortable as the weather starts to warm up. 

Know When to Stay Inside

Get in the habit of checking your weather app every single day to see what the weather is going to be like. If it’s supposed to be a particularly windy day, do your best to stay inside. There will be a lot of pollen in the air if it’s gusty outside. In fact, the best time to go outside if you suffer from allergies is right after a rainstorm. 

Change Clothes When You Come Inside

If you go outside to exercise or do yard work, make sure to change your clothes when you come inside. There’s a chance you’ll have pollen on your clothes, so it’s important to put on fresh clothes ASAP. If you’re really sensitive to pollen, consider showering to rinse any pollen from your skin or hair. 

Ask Other People to Do Tasks

Springtime means mowing the lawn, pulling weeds, and cutting down tree limbs, but these are not great activities for people who suffer from severe allergies.

If possible, find other people to complete these tasks for you. Consider paying a neighbor to mow your lawn every week or ask a family member to come over once a month to complete yard work. It’s not always fun to have to ask for help, but it certainly beats having to deal with allergies!

Invest in a Dehumidifier

Moisture starts to collect in the air during the spring, which can cause mold build-up inside basements or bathrooms. Keep those areas of your home dry by investing in a dehumidifier. If you’re noticing your allergies are particularly bad inside your home, consider having someone come over to check your home for mold damage. 

Keep Your Home Clean

An easy way to keep allergies at bay is to make sure your home is very clean. Kids and animals often bring dust, dirt, pollen, and other things into our homes every day, so it’s important to stay vigilant with vacuuming, changing sheets, and cleaning couch covers.