If April showers bring May flowers, what do Mayflowers bring? The correct (funny) answer is: PILGRIMS! Jokes aside, May flowers bring frustrating allergy symptoms such as a runny nose, watery eyes, and congestion. Fortunately, there are several tips you can implement to lessen your symptoms. Take a look:
This is the number one way to control your allergy issues. Immunotherapy, also known as allergy shots, will re-teach your immune system that the allergen is not a threat. These shots are given in the arm, and it is a painless procedure that can change your life forever! You can learn more about immunotherapy, its two phases, and its benefits in this helpful blog.
Locate Allergen Hangouts
Allergens like to hang out in places where they can embed themselves into the fabric. For example, your furniture, rugs, and even your air filters contain allergens! As often as possible, vacuum your floors and replace your air filters monthly (at least during the spring and summer seasons).
Pinpoint & Remove Mold
Pollen may be the most-talked-about allergy culprit during the spring season, but it definitely isn’t the only perpetrator. Mold is often found in rooms that contain moisture – bathrooms and kitchens. If mold starts to grow, it can spread and cause your allergies to flare. Locate and remove mold as fast as possible. If it’s on a certain item and cannot be cleaned, it’s best to throw it away.
Deep Clean Your Home
Your home should be a haven for everyone who lives there. When your home is filled with allergens, frustrating allergy symptoms will likely make their debut! At the beginning and end of spring, we encourage you to deep clean your home to eliminate any existing allergens. Between cleanings, make it a habit to sweep and mop floors, vacuum rugs, invest in mite-proof bedding, and keep windows shut to keep the pollen out.