Monday, August 4, 2008

Allergy prevention : Starts at home

Allergies are the immune system's hyped-up reaction to normally harmless foreign substances, or allergens. When these touch the lining of the nose the mucous membranes become inflamed, setting off symptoms. It takes more than pills to get relief. Some changes and fixes in your house as well as your habits are very important too. Here are some important things to consider:

1. Keep windows closed during allergy season, so pollen stays outside.

2. Cover your mattresses, pillows and box springs if your allergic to dust mites.

3. Use impermeable zip-up cases that trap the allergens. you may also want to remove wall to wall carpeting or plush rugs. Hard floors are less likely to harbor mites.

4. Don't mow the lawn or rake leave yourself - It can stir up pollens and molds,

5. Bathe pets more often during allergy season(if they go outdoors). Dogs and cats who roam through grass pick up allergenic pollen.

6. Consider showering and washing your hair- just before you go to bed. Otherwise pollen from your body and hair falls onto bed linens.

7. Don't wait till bedtime if you've been working outside. Take a shower, wash your hair, and change your clothes as soona s possible.

Considering these things can actually make a big difference to your everyday life.Take care of yourself follow these steps to prevent allergy

1 comment:

  1. Great ideas but wash your nose, too. Nasal washing gets rid of those pesky allergens that stick to the mucus membranes in your nose. There are lots of choices for nasal washing but my favorite is nasopure. No bending/twisting.


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