Okay, so “hate spring” might not be exactly true…I love springtime, but HATE, I repeat, HATE what it does to my allergies. At the end of last summer, I thought I had pink eye when in fact it was allergy related. Awesome. So you can imagine how attractive I look with a runny/stuffy nose and eyes that look like I have pink eye. I swear, if I could stick a pencil up my nose to relieve the itching? I SO would.
Everyday, I have stuff that I spray into my nose to help with allergies, I take a Claritin pill, AND I use my neti pot which I couldn’t live without. If I don’t do these things, I am miserable. Even when I do them, I am sometimes still miserable. Sigh.
But there are several other tips for helping to make your home more allergy-friendly. Because of my allergies, I vacuum. A lot. We keep our dogs’ hair short to prevent a lot of hair all over the place, too.
And I would love to never open the doors so that stuff couldn’t sneak in, but unfortunately, our doors and windows are always open since I love the fresh (allergy-pot-stirring) air.
Since dust is such a trigger for me, I try to keep the house dust free, which is nearly impossible because the windows and doors are always open! But I dust all the blinds in our house (and we have them in every room) twice a month. It’s not fun, and it does take time, but if I don’t, I don’t even want to think about how bad my allergies would get!
I also try to keep the outside friendly, although it will never be allergy friendly for us since we back up to a huge hill that is covered in all kinds of weeds and vegetation! I do keep the weeds in our yard to a minimum, and we also make sure to purchase plants and flowers that bees are attracted to (they get rid of the pollen for us!).What is your best tip to relieve allergy symptoms? I’d love to hear them because I can use all the tips I can get!
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