As summer starts to wrap up the temperatures are dropping but the pollen count is rising. If you have people that suffer from allergies in your family you may already be noticing allergy symptoms starting to develop. In Michigan allergies are normally caused by tree pollen, ragweed pollen, and grass pollen. As pollen finds their way into the air your allergies will begin to flare up. There are certain things that you can do to help allergy sufferers in your house through the fall season.
What Time of Day Do Trees Release Pollen?
First you can make sure that you are careful about how much time you spend outdoors when the pollen count is high. Pollen dispersal peaks in the morning hours between 5:00 and 10:00 am. When it is windy outside you will also want to avoid being outdoors. The wind makes the pollen fly fiercely in the air and agitate those that have allergy problems. If you do go outside for longer periods of time you will definitely want to come right home and take a shower. As the temperatures drop many people enjoy opening the windows in their cars and home to enjoy the fresh air. If you suffer from allergies you will definitely not want to do this. Keeping those windows all closed will help reduce allergy symptoms.
Allergy Medicine & Essential Oils to Treat Allergies
Another way that you can help with allergy symptoms is with allergy medicine and essential oils. Many times allergy sufferers wait too long to start taking a daily allergy pill. It may take you a few tries before you find the medicine that works the best for you. You will want to consult your doctor for the best options for your needs. A natural option that can be coupled with allergy medicine is essential oils. Research has shown that using essential oils to reduce allergy symptoms is a fantastic supplement to your medicinal regime. Lavender, frankincense, eucalyptus, melaleuca, peppermint, and lemon oil are all recommended for allergies.
Air Duct Cleaning to Relieve Symptoms of Allergies
Making sure that you avoid being outdoors during peak pollen dispersal times, taking allergy medicine, and using essential oils should definitely help reduce allergy symptoms for you and your family members. You can also have your air ducts cleaned. According to the Indoor Air Quality Association most people spend 90% of their time indoors. When you spend time indoors you can become increasingly sensitive to indoor air pollutants. Pollutants like dust, dust mites, bacteria, and microorganisms all come into your home through your air ducts and then proceed to cause health problems. You can have your air ducts professionally cleaned to help these pollutants from bugging your family members. In addition to helping with allergies cleaning your air ducts can also help with chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, asthma, and lung disease.
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