Understanding Pollen Allergies & Hay fever
With spring comes vibrant flowers, blooming plants and more opportunities to spend time outdoors. Although a time of rebirth, the season also triggers the onset of seasonal hay fever or pollen allergies. For those left wondering how to manage their pollen allergy symptoms, our experts explain the best allergy management recommendations in this comprehensive guide.
Lifestyle changes to help with pollen allergies
Since pollen is more common throughout the warmer months, it can be difficult to avoid it completely. However, there are steps you can take to help minimise allergy symptoms, such as:
- Regularly using a vacuum cleaner on floors: using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter can aid in removing pollen allergens from your living space.
- Opting for allergen-proof bedding: aside from helping to combat pollen allergens, switching to a more allergy-friendly bedding material such as cotton, bamboo or linen can also reduce the prevalence of bacteria and dust mites.
- Removing pollen from pets: if you experience pollen allergies or a pet allergy, wipe your pet’s paws when they re-enter the home and keep their beds out of bedrooms.
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