Spring has sprung, and for many people, seasonal allergies are already starting to flare up. Greener grass and blossoming flowers bring an increase of airborne pollen, grass particles and plait matter, and for many people, this means an increase in stuffy noses, coughing and sneezing. While spring in Texas is beautiful, it’s miserable for many allergy and sinusitis sufferers. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to prepare. Let’s take a closer look at a few of the many ways you can make the season a bit more tolerable.

Keep Your Windows Closed

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Pollen is one of the leading contributors to spring allergy symptoms. Keeping your windows closed helps keep it outside where it belongs.

Use a Dehumidifier

Mold is another common allergen in the spring. Using a dehumidifier helps remove excess moisture from the air inside your home and prevents mold growth. By preventing mold from growing, you can drastically reduce mold-related allergy symptoms.

Clean Up

No one likes dusting, but doing so is one of the best ways to eliminate allergens from your home. Dust surfaces and clean bare floors regularly.

Wash Your Bedding

Your bed is a haven for dust and other allergens, and every time you lie down, it releases millions of microscopic particles that could cause your allergy symptoms to flare up. Wash your bedding no less than once each week, and vacuum your mattress monthly.

Stay Indoors During Peak Pollen Times

Between 5 AM and 10 PM is usually when the level of pollen in the air is highest. If possible, avoid going outdoors between these times.

Take Off Your Shoes

Take off your shoes as soon as you enter your home to avoid spreading pollen and other allergens throughout. If possible, leave them in your garage.

Talk to an Allergy Specialist

If your spring allergies are getting in the way of your everyday life, you don’t need to suffer. Contact Texas Sinus, Snoring and Sleep Centers in Brownsville to learn more about allergy treatment for people of all ages.