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Fighting Allergies During Quarantine

If you’re anything like me, your allergies are flaring up even while you’re stuck inside.  There are things you can do at home to keep your allergies under control.

If cabin fever is kicking in, you may want to open your windows to let fresh air in and to relieve the feeling of being cooped up.  But HONEY let me tell you, my allergies kick my butt afterwards.

Because it’s tempting to rub your nose and eyes when seasonal allergies flare, washing your hands and face often, is key.

Hand washing is even more important for you because when the nose itching and eye itching starts, the 1st thing we do is put our hands in our face to rub rub and rub again.

Here are a few tips to help us manage our allergies going forward.

  1. Keep doors and windows closed

It’s hard for me because I love the great outdoors.  But during allergy season, keeping the windows and doors closed will keep pollen from traveling inside.

I advise opening the window for a few hours in the morning when the air is freshest, and then try to close them for the remainder of the day.  Or, simply crack the window to lessen the amount of pollen particles that come in.

  1. Clean your home regularly

As a result of #1, you’ll need to wipe your home down more frequently.  Make sure your throws, upholstery, sheets, counter tops and surfaces are wiped and washed more often to get rid of settled dust and pollen particles.

If you have pets, you’ll need to clean and groom them more often also to keep their furry coats clean and pollen free.

  1. Wash your face

In addition to washing your hands frequently, you’ll need to wash your face a few times a day too, especially if you suffer with itchy eyes.

  1. Take a break from wearing your contact lenses

Contact lenses may exacerbate eye irritation during allergy season.  Remember, to help prevent the spread of disease we should keep our hands away from our face as much as possible. To avoid the constant rubbing and scratching of the eyes aka hands in the face, wear your glasses until your allergy season passes.

  1. Put Vaseline on your nose

Applying a little bit of Vaseline or another type of balm on your nostrils can help catch and trap pollen particles and keep them from entering your nasal passage.  You might need to do this a few times a day to ensure that the particles stick to the balm, especially if you are sneezing a lot and wiping your nose with a tissue.

Obviously, taking your allergy medications consistently during allergy season is probably our best defense. I hope some of these tips will also aid in giving you relief.

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