Spring Is Right Around The Corner: What Allergens Should You Watch Out For?
Spring is the time of year that most of us look forward to. The weather starts to warm up, flowers begin to bloom, and everything feels fresh and new again. However, for those who suffer from allergies, spring can also be a time filled with discomfort and watery eyes. As the seasons change, different allergens begin to appear, causing symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and congestion.
In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the most common allergens you should watch out for this spring.
Pollen: The Most Common Allergens
Pollen is one of the most common allergens that people experience during the spring. Pollen is produced by trees, grasses, and weeds and is spread through the air. When you breathe in pollen, your immune system reacts by releasing histamine, which can cause symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. To reduce your exposure to pollen, try to stay indoors on days when pollen counts are high. You can also wear a mask or use wearable air purifier like AirTamer to minimize your exposure while outside.
Dust Mites: The Tiny Insects
Dust mites are tiny insects that live in household dust. They are a common allergen that can cause symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, and wheezing. During the spring, when people begin to open their windows and air out their homes, dust mites can become more prevalent.
Avoid dust mites by washing your bedding and other linens in hot water at least once a week. You can also use dust mite covers on your pillows and mattresses to prevent them from getting into your bedding. Vacuuming your carpets and upholstery regularly can also help to remove dust mites.
Mold: A Type of Fungus
Mold is a type of fungus that can grow in damp environments. During the spring, when the weather begins to warm up and the air becomes more humid, mold can start to grow in your home. Mold spores can cause symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and wheezing. Mold can be kept at bay by keeping your home dry and well-ventilated. Fix any leaks or water damage as soon as possible, and use a dehumidifier to reduce humidity levels in your home.
Insect Stings: Bite of an Insect
As the weather warms up, insects such as bees, wasps, and hornets become more active. For people who are allergic to insect stings, this can be a dangerous time of year. Insect stings can cause symptoms such as swelling, hives, and difficulty breathing.
To reduce your risk of being stung by an insect, avoid wearing brightly colored clothing or floral patterns, which can attract bees and wasps. Avoid walking barefoot outside, and be careful when eating or drinking outside, as sugary drinks and foods can attract insects. If you are allergic to insect stings, be sure to carry an epinephrine auto-injector with you at all times.
Pet Dander: A Pet Allergy
Pet dander is a common allergen that can cause sneezing, itchy eyes, and congestion. During the spring, when people spend more time outdoors, pets can bring in pollen and other allergens on their fur, exacerbating allergy symptoms. Try to keep your pets out of your bedroom and off of furniture. Bathe your pets regularly, and brush them outside to remove pollen or other allergens from their fur to reduce discomfort.
AirTamer: Personal Air Purifiers
Spring brings about a variety of allergens that can cause discomfort and misery for those who suffer from allergies. While there are many ways to reduce your exposure to these allergens, one device that may be particularly helpful is the AirTamer. Our personal air purifiers use advanced purification technology to create clean air around you. By wearing AirTamer around your neck, you can reduce exposure to allergens such as pollen, dust mites, and pet dander, making breathing easier and enjoying the spring weather.
So if you’re looking for a way to stay comfortable and allergy-free this spring, consider investing in an AirTamer!