Do you suffer from allergy symptoms every spring and summer? If so, you're not alone. Millions of people deal with seasonal allergies every year, especially now that we are entering pollination season. The good news is that there are ways to prevent allergy symptoms from ruining your day-to-day life. So, stop letting it happen - this year, use this guide to determine what you need to relieve and prevent these ailments! And you can do all of that without taking a single trip to the pharmacy.
Taking advantage of air circulation helps to directly target the source as opposed to masking the symptoms with allergy medications. You may not be able to escape having to go outside and experiencing outdoor allergy triggers, but the allergy symptoms indoors are worse anyway. The stagnant indoor air does not escape easily, so you'll want to target particle buildup inside the home. At the very least, you deserve to experience comfort inside your own home.
There are different ways to use air filtration to your advantage and keep allergens at bay. There are a variety of seasonal symptoms people suffer from as we enter the spring and summer months, so we'll go over what you need to alleviate different symptoms.
Air purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers are all allergy prevention tools that can make a world of difference for allergy sufferers. Air purifiers work by circulating and filtering the air in your home, removing allergens like pollen, dust mites, and pet dander. Humidifiers add moisture to dry air, which can help to prevent allergy symptoms caused by sinus congestion. Dehumidifiers remove excess water from the air, which can help to prevent mold and mildew growth.
Depending on your specific allergy symptoms, you may need to use one or more of these allergy prevention tools.
Air Purifiers to Prevent Allergy Symptoms
In combination with a HEPA air purifier filter, air purifiers are the top choice for eliminating allergy-triggering irritants in your home. You'll want to use one if you are experiencing the following symptoms:
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Watery, itchy eyes
- Dry/sore throat
HEPA Air Filters
If you suffer from any of the above allergy symptoms, using an air purifier and a HEPA filter will help to eliminate the allergens in your home and provide relief.
HEPA filters target many standard, everyday allergens such as dust mites, pollen, pet dander, and mold spores. Not only is it your best option for removing indoor allergens, but it is so important because it allows you to target the allergy source directly instead of constantly having to stock up on allergy medications.
All you need to do is run the air purifier for a couple of hours a day. Please make sure all windows and doors are closed while it's running. You want to keep the air circulation in your home as contained as possible so the air purifier can do its job efficiently.
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Humidifiers to Prevent Dry Air Symptoms
If you suffer from sinus congestion, a humidifier may be enough to relieve your symptoms. Dry air in the spring and summer seasons can cause a unique set of irritating symptoms. A humidifier is just what you need if you are experiencing the following symptoms:
- Dry, itchy skin
- Chapped lips
- Static electricity
- Cracked, peeling nails
- Itchy eyes, nose, or throat
- Coughing or sore throat
Humidifier Air Filters
Please use humidifiers responsibly and with caution. The air filter must be replaced every season, or it could do more harm than good. Leaving the air filter dirty allows for the growth of mold and bacteria in the humidifier unit, which disperses into the air and can make your symptoms worse.
A humidifier adds moisture to dry air. This can help to prevent allergy symptoms caused by sinus congestion. By adding moisture to the air, a humidifier helps thin mucus, making it easier to drain your sinuses and relieve congestion.
Dry air also aggravates the respiratory system and can cause coughing and sore throat. Many people with respiratory ailments already use humidifiers on a regular basis to help with their symptoms.
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Dehumidifiers to Prevent Excess Moisture Symptoms
If you find that your allergy symptoms worsen when the air is damp, you may need a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers help to remove excess moisture from the air, which can help to prevent mold and mildew growth. Pay attention to the following signs and symptoms of excess moisture in your air:
- Musty smell
- Mold or mildew growth
- Dampness on walls or floors
- Allergy symptoms (sneezing, itchy eyes, coughing) potentially triggered by mold or mildew spores
Dehumidifier Air Filters
Depending on where you are located, damp and humid air in the spring and summer can be seriously uncomfortable to live with. Some places are more humid than others; naturally, using a dehumidifier is an excellent solution.
If you notice any of the above signs or symptoms, a dehumidifier and a proper filter can help remove the excess moisture from your air, capture airborne particles, and relieve allergy symptoms.
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Air Filtration Targets the Source of Allergies
A few different options are available to help you prevent allergy symptoms this spring and summer. Air purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers are all excellent choices for allergy relief. By using one or more of these allergy prevention tools, you can make a world of difference in your allergy symptoms. Be sure to pay attention to the signs and symptoms of each allergy so you can choose the best allergy prevention tool for you. With a little bit of effort, you can make this spring and summer allergy-free.
As a quick overview, use this comparison chart to see which tools can help which symptoms:
HEPA Air Filter
Humidifier Air Filter
Dehumidifier Air Filter
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