You shouldn’t wait until your kids are suffering to do something about their springtime allergies. Whether you make an appointment with an allergist or start taking medication, it’s important to get ahead of the pollen. Preparing now can help ease your symptoms throughout the upcoming season.
Here are five ways to get ready now!
Be Proactive With Medication – Start taking medication around two weeks before you typically start to feel your allergy symptoms. A traditional allergy shot program typically takes a few months before patients experience symptom relief, however, Rush or Cluster immunotherapy can reduce relief time to weeks or even days.
Don’t Wait for Spring for a Good House Cleaning – This will remove any dust and pollen that has already made its way inside.
Keep the Windows Closed – Keeping your windows and doors closed will create a safe retreat during the peak pollen season.
Change Your Air Filters – Consider other environmental control products as well, both zippered pillowcases and mattress encasements can help reduce dust mites and even have been shown to help with pet allergies. Also, you may want to switch over to “green” or chemical free house cleaning products.
Mediate Mold – Tree and grass pollen are not the only spring allergens; mold can often occur in basements, bathrooms, and kitchens. Any area that might not dry properly can grow mold. Check under the sink and even the doormat for mold spores.