Fall is in full effect and many people across the country are experiencing a spike in seasonal allergies. Many experts are reporting record highs in allergens this year, so it’s a good idea to keep you and your family protected to avoid the many frustrations that allergic attacks can bring up.
While spring is usually more known for allergens, fall can be just as bag. Ragweed goes through a growing cycle at this time of year that can cause serious issue for people who are sensitive to it. There are also issues with mold and mildew thanks to the extra moisture and falling leaves.
To help keep your family away from allergies this fall, try these 3 simple tips that can help keep sinuses clear and skin scratch-free!
Taking time to get your yard cleared of ragweed, other late-flowering weeds, and fallen leaves can help drastically cut back on how much pollen and mold your family gets exposed to. Making sure that these triggers don’t have a place to hide at your house can mean a lot less allergic reactions when at home. Cleanup done when it’s damp outside can help prevent allergens from getting kicked up into the air.
Many people start turning on heaters at this time of year to combat the cold, damp air. If you’ll be firing up furnaces and heaters, make sure that all of your filters are new. Old filters can be caked with allergens and molds from last season, and as warmed air blows through them all of these triggers will be forced into your home’s air.
Make sure to start with clean filters and keep up on cleaning or replacing them as the season progresses.
Boost Your Immunity
This is the perfect time of year to give your family’s immune system a little kick start with foods and drinks that help strengthen and tonify what it does. Fresh greens, fruits, veggies, and many herbs can help give your system what it needs to keep allergens at bay so that you can enjoy the season with none of the sniffles and scratching.
Foods that work well in the fall for boosting immunity include: leafy greens, citrus fruits, strawberries, legumes, garlic, onions, parsley, and flax seed oil.
Here’s to a wonderful fall season with none of the allergies!
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