Facts About Allergies

Spring is here and warm weather is on its way — but so are the eye-watering allergies. Millions and millions of people are affected by allergies each year and a majority of these people don’t know anything about them. Knowing all of the basic facts about allergies can help you understand them and persevere through this dreadful season.

Similar Symptoms
Many people who suffer from springtime allergies will experience a lot of sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, congestion, etc. These symptoms are associated with many different types of allergic reactions; like exposure to mold, specific food, bug bites, or environmental pollutants. It’s best to be diagnosed by a doctor to know for sure what you’re allergic to.

Immediate Relief
The moment you start showing signs of an allergic reaction you should make a trip to the doctor. Here you will be able to receive an allergy test and professional advice on how to handle the side effects. Before and after your visit to the doctor you can use nasal washes and sprays to clean out the nose and reduce any inflammation. Antihistamines are also recommended to quiet your sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes.

Lifestyle Changes
While you can use medication to suppress the symptoms of allergies, you can’t completely cure yourself from being allergic to something. However, you can do a few things throughout your day to manage your allergy problems.
  • Keep windows and doors closed to keep pollen from entering your home.
  • Use high quality HEPA filters in your HVAC system for maximum air filtration.
  • Record your allergic reactions or when symptoms worsen. (Time, date, location, etc.)
  • Have your air ducts cleaned to remove dust, mold, and other pollutants.

It’s important to know all you can about allergies so you can keep reactions from worsening. When you decide that it’s time to clean your air ducts and home of its pollutants, contact the pros at EnviroGreen Boston. To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (844) 775-7700.

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