6 ways to cut down on allergens around the home

6 ways to cut down on allergens around the home


Posted 24th April by Peter Byrne

Spring has been a welcome sight after the miserable months we've endured recently, but there will be one downside for many of us - hello, spring allergens...

However, there are some tips for you from airborne allergens expert, Max Wiseberg, which could help you to minimise any symptoms you could get this season...

There are lots of allergens around the home all year round, coming in the form of dust particles and mould spores. If you have a pet, you can also throw animal dander into the mix. However, this is exacerbated during the spring months, thanks to tree pollen, which is brought into the home by a number of sources, including draughts, clothes, in our hair and by pets.

Max explains: "Everyone can tolerate a certain amount of airborne allergens in their body. But once this amount is exceeded, called the ‘trigger level’, an allergic reaction occurs".

"So it makes sense to limit the amount of allergen getting into your body – less allergen, less sneezing. And some simple changes to your daily routine really can help reduce or prevent your symptoms."

So, what can be done to get around this? Well, give these tips a try:

1. If you're looking for ways to prevent a build-up of allergens, ensure you regularly vacuum your floors and carpets, and give your surfaces a frequent damp dust.

It's actually better to damp dust or use a microfiber duster instead of dry dusting - this means you'll get less dust dispersed into the air. Make sure you remember to vacuum your curtains, duvets and blankets too.

2. Try to resist the temptation to open any doors and windows - this prevents any pollen from blowing into your home.

3. Make sure you keep your pets well-groomed too and give their coats a regular wash. This ensures there isn't a build-up of animal dander and removes any of the pollen grains that can be picked up whilst they're outside.

4. When you go outdoors, wear a hat or cap or similar head cover, and tie long hair up - these little things can ensure pollen doesn't get caught in your hair. Then, during the sunny weather, you can wear wraparound sun glasses to prevent pollen grains from getting caught in your eyes.

5. When returning home, change your clothes and consider having a bath or shower to remove any pollen that could have been collected, subsequently reducing the number of allergens in your home.

6. If you're suffering particularly badly, you can always try applying a drug-free organic allergen barrier balm such as HayMax - put it around the rim of your nostrils and the bones of the eyes both morning and evening and before going outdoors.






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