If you’re on of the unlucky people that finds themselves suffering from allergies during the springtime, or maybe even throughout the year, then you know how hard it can be to find comfort. As a senior, chances are that you’re having a harder time than younger people at finding a solution to making it through life with these allergies. When it comes to taking allergy medicine, it becomes difficult because of what you can and can’t take, and how medications mix. After all that, chances are that you’ll still wind up drowsy or reacting to the allergies. Here are a few tips that you can utilize to help improve your quality of living this allergy season.
Keep Windows Closed
Unless you’re allergic to food or pets, closing your windows during the spring is a must. This helps keep any pollen, cotton, seeds or whatever else might be flaring your allergies, outside of your home. While the cool breeze might feel great, you’ll feel much better not having to fight off any of these tiny particles once they’re in your home.
Change Your Air Filter
The quality of air in your home will greatly affect the way that you react to allergies. When the air filter in your home isn’t clean, neither is the air that you are breathing. It’s never a bad idea to invest in a higher quality air filter during the allergy season that most affects you, and then remembering to check and switch out your filter as needed. Both of these efforts will do wonders for your allergies!
If there are any other ways that your home health care professional can assist with your allergies, let them know and they would be more than happy to help.