Spring Allergies...? Here's some tips to help minimize your suffering!

Real Estate Agent with Maracay Homes

bee collecting pollenIt's that time of year (here in Phoenix, anyways) when pollen is going nuts and allergy sufferers are, well, suffering.  This spring hasn't been AS bad for me in recent years, but here's some tips to minimize your miserableness:

1.  Shower before bed.  You pick up pollen all day on your hair, clothes, and skin - don't take it to bed with you!

2.  Stay indoors during peak pollen hours of 10-4.  If you excercise outdoors (not an issue for me!), do so in the early morning, when pollen counts are lowest.

3.  Limit your dairy intake.  (OK, THIS one hurts me!).  Many doctors believe dairy products increase mucus production, which can amp up allergy symptoms.

4.  Clean your home!  Change air vent filters, rinse window screens, launder your curtains - all of these collect pollen. 

5.  Wash your pet, too!  If your hair collects pollen, think how much must be on your pet!  Especially if they go outdoors.

6.  Use nasal irrigation.  Yes, sounds funny, but it works!  Neti pots (look like plastic tea pots) or saline sprays work great for clearing your sinuses.  A little awkward at first, but WELL WORTH the relief!


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  2. Joan Cox 04/13/2011 12:10 PM
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Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (800) 591-6121

This is an excellent post! Thank you for the tips. Thank you for sharing this post.

Apr 05, 2011 05:52 AM #1
Mike Carlier
Lakeville, MN
More opinions than you want to hear about.

Sharon, thanks for some great practical advice.  This should help keep quite a few folks closer to the comfort zone this spring. 

Apr 05, 2011 06:05 AM #2
Scott Freedle
Metro Brokers Freedle and Associates - Centennial, CO

The experts say to be sure to use the vacuum in places you don't normally vacuum, as the dust may cause issues too!

Apr 06, 2011 12:23 PM #3
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sharon, I was going to do a blog on this very topic!   As I am speaking, I am sneezing!

Apr 12, 2011 02:04 AM #4
Sharon Lord
Maracay Homes - Peoria, AZ
New Home Advisor

Joan - go ahead and copy my blog! 

Scott - I imagine vacuumming under beds - especially if you have carpet - would be a VERY good idea!

Apr 12, 2011 04:20 AM #5
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