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5 Ways To Outsmart Those Seasonal Allergies

Spring isn’t just about blossoms and blue skies. For many of us, it’s synonymous with teary eyes, a runny nose and itchy throat. Most spring illnesses are caused by increased levels of pollen in the air – something a lot of people are allergic to. But that’s no reason to stay indoors this spring! Here are some tips from the team at Petrocelli Services, on how to enjoy the outdoors without an allergy weighing you down:

  1. Do your research:
    • Knowing what you’re allergic to is a big step towards ending your springtime troubles. Consult a specialist or your healthcare provider, and take an allergy test to get to the exact source of your problem.
  2. Keep allergy medication handy:
    • Stock your medicine cabinet with some antihistamines, to tide you over on especially bad days. Do not make allergy medicines a daily habit, though. Also keep some eye drops and decongestants handy.
  3. Keep pollen out of your home:
    • Fresh air is a good thing, but you could limit it a little during spring, seeing as how it’s rife with allergens at this time of the year. Keep your doors and windows closed for the most part, and keep the indoors air conditioned. Take off your shoes when you come home, and shampoo your hair before going to bed. Change your AC air filters frequently to keep the air clean and free from dust and allergens.
  4. Maintain low humidity levels:
    • Pollen isn’t the only springtime allergen. Mold is also responsible for a number of respiratory troubles. Mold grows in moist environments, which is why you should aim to keep your indoor humidity level under 60%.
  5. Have your indoor air quality checked out:
    • Engage a professional HVAC technician to inspect your home for its indoor air quality and conduct a professional HVAC clean-up if needed. Here at Petrocelli Services we offer a full range of HVAC maintenance solutions, including cleaning, repair and tune-ups. Just give us a call to receive a quote.

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