Tips against winter allergies indoors
Do you suffer from itchy eyes, a runny nose or a sore throat in winter? Do you often cough, sneeze and have breathing problems in the cold season? Then, apart from respiratory diseases, it can also internal allergies be the cause of your symptoms. Experts explain what can help those affected.
Allergens are not only found outdoors in trees or meadows. Many allergy triggers, such as mold, pet allergens, or dust mites, can also be hiding inside. Those who are allergic to it usually suffer more from symptoms in the cold season, because then we spend more time indoors. Some tips from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) can help you better manage such winter allergies.
Symptoms worsened in winter
Indoor allergies are a year-round problem, but you can find them indoors Winter notice more because you spend more time at home.
With the colder weather, you’re also likely to keep your doors and windows closed to keep the cold out. This also locks the allergens in the house and your heater recirculates the air in the room and all allergy triggers.
You don’t have to accept indoor allergies as an inevitable fact of winter. With the following tips ACAAI allows you to be proactive and get your winter allergies under control.
It may seem like a simple solution, but cleaning your apartment or house is one of the easiest ways to deal with winter allergies inside deal with Dust, mold, pet dander and mite droppings can hide anywhere and cause sneezing, coughing and stuffy noses.
To limit indoor exposure to these allergens, maintain them regularly cleaning schedule A. Clean and vacuum frequently, especially under and behind furniture where allergens can easily collect.
wipe worktops and other surfaces you use frequently. Wipe down your Christmas decorations during the holidays, especially if you’ve stored them in places prone to dust and mold.
Reduce allergy triggers from pets
It can be hard to express your love for yours pets and balance the internal treatment of allergies. Just like you, your pets are spending more time indoors, increasing their exposure to pet hair and saliva.
While you may enjoy snuggling with your pets before bed, letting your pets out of bed helps with allergies you may have at night that can disturb your sleep. bedroom keep away Keep your bedroom door closed during the day so your furry roommates aren’t tempted to come inside.
When you pet your cat or dog, sure wash hands, so you don’t accidentally touch your face and cause an allergic reaction. Finally, remember to groom your pets regularly to reduce airborne allergens.
Protect your bedding from dust mites
According to the ACAAI, they live and reproduce House mites in warm, moist places and are commonly found in pillows, mattresses, carpets and upholstered furniture. Even if your home is visibly clean, allergen particles from dust mites are too small to be seen.
Use zippered dust mite covers on your mattress and pillows to reduce exposure to dust mites. Wash and change sheets, blankets and other linens weekly Hot waterto clean up the remaining mite feces.
Find and prevent indoor mold
Many fungi are not visible to the naked eye and mold spores can cause an allergic reaction in the air. Because mold can grow in your basement, bathroom, under the sink, and anywhere with running water, it can be difficult to avoid these allergens.
If you suspect you Schimmel in the interior, it is best to consult an expert who can find and remove mold present in your home.
Don’t forget to reduce the humidity in bathrooms and kitchens as well. If humidity control is a problem, consider using a dehumidifier.
Seek medical attention
Consulting an allergist is the best way to manage winter indoor allergies acknowledge and treat.
“Allergists are the best trained doctors for this therapy allergies and asthma”says Dr. Kathleen May, ACAAI President.
After a consultation, they can perform tests to determine your allergy diagnose and identify possible causes. An allergist may also prescribe antihistamines and other allergy treatments to relieve allergy symptoms.
Get a better handle on your indoor allergies this winter with these five tips to help you enjoy the pleasant cold months without allergy to enjoy. (advertisement)
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