Woodbine, IA (March 17, 2023) – The change of seasons, especially the onset of spring, brings a sense of a fresh start. New grass starts to grow, tree buds sprout and flowers begin to bloom. If you are like many people, spring also ushers in something not-so-nice: allergies.
Millions of people around the world suffer from seasonal allergies. Symptoms may include but are not limited to
- Runny nose
- Red, watery, and itchy eyes
- Difficulty breathing or wheezing
- Coughing or throat irritation
While it is tougher for some people to avoid seasonal allergies, there are measures that can be taken to help with the undesirable side effects.
Reduce your exposure to triggers
Staying indoors on windy days can prevent exposure to allergies triggered by nature. The best time to go outside (to avoid allergens) is after good/heavy rain. We realize there are still outdoor chores that need to be completed so consider wearing a mask when mowing, pulling weeds, trimming hedges, general gardening, etc. After completing outdoor activities, change your clothes and wash/rinse to remove potential pollen and allergens from your body before sitting on the couch or laying on the bed.
Ensure your indoor air is clean
When changing out your furnace filter, use an allergen/air-pollutants-focused filter that traps smaller airborne particles. In addition, high-efficiency air purifiers can be purchased to provide further relief from common allergy symptoms such as dust, pet dander, dust mite debris, etc. It goes without saying, regular dusting and vacuuming chores will also help cut down on allergen buildup.
Be aware of increased pollen counts
Keep an eye on your local TV/radio broadcasts and online sources for updates on pollen counts. Knowing when to avoid going outside, or when to keep your windows and doors closed, will significantly reduce your exposure to pollen and other seasonal allergens.
Consider rinsing your sinuses
Occasionally rinsing your sinuses can bring relief that other methods may not provide. Cleaning out your nasal passages with saline does provide a thorough cleansing and carries away allergens, mucus, and other unpleasantries that may be contributing to your grief. Most retailers carry nasal cleansing devices, or with a little research, a homemade saline solution can do the trick.
Try alternative methods
If you’re ready to try a natural alternative without negative side effects or drug interactions, Liddell’s line of fast-acting oral spray products is convenient to carry, easy to use, and may provide relief from various allergy symptoms.