Summer is here and it’s time for swimming, picnics and other fun activities! However, for some of us, freshly cut grass and flowers may mean watery eyes and sniffling noses. If allergies are ruining your summer plans, take these steps to reduce summertime allergy issues.
- Keep car windows closed when traveling.
- Wash sheets in hot water once a week to wipe out dust mites. The Mayo Clinic recommends at least 130 F.
- Stay inside when allergen levels are high. The National Allergy Bureau’s website provides daily reports.
- Keep windows closed to prevent pollen from making it’s way into your home.
- Use a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter
- Dust frequently and keep your home free of mold.
- Keep your carpets clean and vacuum at least once a week.