September has been such a fun and exciting month.
My son has headed off to embark on his first year of Kindergarten. My daughter has started grade 1. And well… me? I’m trying to make the most of my alone time with my 1 year old before our newest addition joins the family in early March.
September has certainly been a time for establishing new routines and working hard to keep our family’s health on track. Heaven knows – cold and flu season is upon us!
September also marks a time for me when my seasonal allergies are at their boiling point. They are mad around this time of year, and usually I find myself quite miserable. I have noticed that my symptoms are even more profound during pregnancy, which is a bit of a nuisance, but I have just learned ways to help manage the symptoms and while also gaining a bit of relief.
Today I share with you 9 tips for Fall Allergy Relief:
Remove your outerwear upon entering the home. By doing so you are limiting the spread of the allergens you have brought into your home. Try to leave your outerwear in a front hall closet or the front foyer. Launder your outerwear often.
Keep your home clean. Keeping your home clean can help rid of many allergy triggers from lurking within your home. Aim to keep clutter in your home to a minimum, dust furniture daily, vacuum at minimum twice a week, scrub the tiles in your bathroom often to help limit the build-up of mold and mildew. As well, make a point to clean outside entryways of the home. Sweep your front walkway often to reduce the amount of dust and other allergens that may be otherwise traipsed into your home.
Shower before bed. Free yourself of any allergens that may be lingering on your body and in your hair prior to climbing into the bed each night. This will help ensure you have a better night’s sleep with less tossing turning and sneezing as result of those pesky allergies.
Change your filters. If your furnace and/or air conditioning unit takes a filter, make a point to change it seasonally at minimum and replace with a HEPA filter (if possible). When disposing of your used filter, make a point of placing it in in a plastic bag and placing it outside the home.
Keep your windows closed. While allowing the cool Autumn breeze to flow through your home is tempting, just imagine all the allergens you are allowing to sneak their way into your home while you do so.
Avoid hanging laundry outdoors. Laundry attracts pollen like you wouldn’t believe. If you hang your clothing outside, you will be bringing in a lot more than clean clothes. You will also be bringing pollen into your home as well.
Invest in a dehumidifier. Dehumidifers help reduce humidity in homes making it the home less hospitable to allergens.
Use an Air Purifier. Air purifiers have filters that can help remove pollutants and allergens, like mold, pet dander and pollen, from the home. They are designed to clean the air in your home, thus improving the air quality that your family breathes. Keep an air purifier in a common area of your home, and you will see how quickly it can help symptoms improve.
Take Antihistamines and/or other Allergy Tinctures. Speak to you pharmicist doctor or nautropath about products you can take that will help relieve your allergy symptoms. One of my favourite tinctures is the Orange Naturals Allergy Relief and Orange Naturals Seasonal Allergies. Both tinctures are formulated to help relieve the symptoms that can plague you as the seasons change allowing you to get outdoors and enjoying the weather.
For more great tips on how to combat those pesky seasonal allergies, check out this great article from Orange Naturals.
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