This article is originally published here: https://clairamerica.com/blogs/news/8-ways-reduce-winter-allergies
Don’t despair too much if the above seems like a long (and potentially disgusting) list. There are quite a few ways to reduce winter allergies.
Here are some ideas.
The first port of call should be to try and remove the source of the allergens. While things like mold could be easily dealt with, things like pet dander are not. You certainly will not want to part with your four-legged friends, so you might need another solution…
Regularly cleaning and dusting will go some way to reducing allergens and the symptoms of allergies. However, during cleaning, there is always the possibility that you dislodge more dust into the air. As a result, you may simply be moving the problem from one place to another.
Regularly airing your room is a great way to allow allergens to escape. The climate outdoors may mean that this isn’t a good idea. Also, if you live in an area with heavy traffic, you might be swopping the air in your home for bad air outside.
Getting new bedding will help to reduce dust mites. If you haven’t got the opportunity, washing bedding can also remove the worst offenders. It is also worth giving your bare mattress a run-over with the vacuum cleaner occasionally.
By staying hydrated and drinking plenty of water, you will prevent those sensitive areas of your nose and throat from drying out. This may reduce the symptoms of winter allergies.
Consider seeking medical advice if your allergies become too bad. However, there are several over-the-counter remedies and anti-inflammatory medications that can help to stop you from feeling quite so bad.
Talk about adding insult to injury. Sometimes colds and viruses can leave you feeling weak and run down, exacerbating allergies. Anything that prevents you from catching a bug is a good thing. This includes COVID-19.
The answer to all of the above can be easily provided by a good-quality HEPA air purifier.
Air purifiers can remove the following:
- Pet Dander
- Smoke particles
- Dust mites
- Mold spores
- Cooking vapors
- Bad smells
- Pollutants from outside
Essentially, an air purifier represents an ‘all in one’ package that will allow you to employ the vast majority of our list of ways to reduce winter allergies. Take, for instance, the simple act of opening the window to let ‘fresh air’ in.
You needn’t worry about pollution from outside getting in as an air purifier will remove the pollutants leaving you with nice fresh air.
Clair Air purifiers are fitted with an extremely efficient HEPA purifier and have a UV light that kills viruses. They effectively remove allergens from the air in as little as 15 minutes. They are designed to be run continuously, providing a steady stream of fresh and really pure air.