It’s once again that time of the year when health woes related to pollen allergies are at their peak. People sneezing uncontrollably, experiencing difficulty in breathing, coughing and suffering from sore throat are common problems these days. The change in weather brings with it some minor and some adverse pollen allergy symptoms.
Pollens are actually little powdery particles that are released from trees, grass and flowering plants every spring, summer and fall. These pollen spores are carried away by the wind and when they come in contact with a person either through their nose or throat, they trigger an allergic reaction such as allergic rhinitis.
Pollen allergy symptoms include nasal congestion, sneezing, cough, runny or stuffed nose, watery eyes, and sore throat. Allergic rhinitis is actually an inflammation of the nose. A person suffering from allergic rhinitis experiences various above mentioned symptoms such as runny and blocked nose, sneezing and so on.
Different types of pollen spores are released throughout the year:
* Tree pollens – peak months are February -June
* Molds and grass – peak months are September and October
* Pollen – peak months are May – July.
Pollen spores are widespread. You cannot avoid them. However you can take certain precautions to keep yourself free of pollen allergies, such as:
* Don’t open windows too frequently or use attic fans during high pollen season.
* When at home, keep windows and outer doors closed.
* Pets carry pollen spores on their hair or fur. Make your bedroom a no-entry zone for pets.
* If you suffer from pollen allergies, ask someone else to mow the grass in front of your home. Do not do it yourself.
* When outdoors, wear sunglasses.
* If you are planning a vacation, choose a holiday destination where pollen is not widespread. For instance, a beach.
You cannot keep yourself indoors all of the time. You cannot evade windborne pollens everywhere you go. However the most effective precaution you can take is to arm yourself with a personal air purifier.
Filterstream offers the most advanced AirTamer air purifiers that emit healthy negative ions that push the viruses and other airborne pollutants away from your personal space, thus providing you with a cleaner, healthier air to breathe.
It is said, prevention is always better than cure. Pollen allergies have an impact on your immune system and it is far better to keep yourself protected from the pollen spores rather than take prescription allergy medicine to control them.
Place an AirTamer personal air purifier around your neck to breathe cleaner, healthier air and protect yourself from allergens and viruses.
Filterstream offers the AirTamer A310 personal rechargeable air purifier and the AirTamer A302 travel air purifier. Both units offer state-of-the-art electrostatic purification creating a 3 foot sphere of cleaner, healthier air around your head. AirTamer cleans the air of atomic sized pollutants (e.g. viruses, pollen, smoke, molds and dust mites) that traditional air purifiers (e.g. HEPA) leave behind.
Keep yourself safe this winter and throughout allergy season with AirTamer.