9 Tips to Prevent Spring Allergies
Don't stay inside to prevent allergies from acting up! Instead, try this tricks to keep the sniffles, headaches, and other ailments away.
Tackle household allergensSay so long to dust mites. If you sneeze, cough or have watery eyes, a runny nose or congestion while you’re in bed, these pesky microscopic creatures could be to blame. They’re the most common cause of year-round allergies. To cut down on dust mites, wash bedding in 130F water weekly and cover mattresses and box springs with plastic covers. During warm weather, use your air conditioning regularly to reduce humidity, which allows the tiny organisms to thrive.
Vacuum up irritants. Regular vacuum bags don’t hold on to tiny particles that can stir up allergies. To keep them enclosed in the vacuum, you need a machine with a hard shell or a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter. If your home has a central-air vacuum, consider yourself lucky: it dumps the allergens outside as it cleans.
Easy tips for cleaning your bedroom.