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12 Tips to Minimize Allergies During Peak Allergy Season

Over half of Americans (more than 50 million people) are allergic to one or more allergens, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). And never is it more apparent than during the springtime, when seasonal allergies are likely to flare up.

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As pollen and other allergens peak this spring, those with allergies should stay indoors as much as possible (or if you can't resist venturing outside, at least shower and wash your clothing afterward).

Aside from the lousy, cold-like symptoms that allergies provoke (sneezing, congestion, watery/itchy eyes, runny nose, etc.), allergies can cost you days at work and money to seek out solutions. In fact, according to AAAAI, allergies may cost Americans close to $8 billion a year in costs related to direct care and lost work productivity.

The good news is that there are a number of ways to ease your outdoor allergies that don't cost much money and that don't take much effort to do. If you are one of the many people battling with seasonal allergies this spring, try out as many of the tips below as you can ... and you should experience a great deal of relief.

Minimize Your Allergies With These 12 Tips

1. Keep your windows closed to keep pollen out (this is especially important from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. when plants release most of their pollen).

2. Use your air conditioner instead of opening windows, and ideally use an air conditioner that has an allergy-reducing HEPA filter in it.

3. Check the daily pollen and mold counts (AAAAI's National Allergy Bureau has daily pollen counts for locations across the country). If counts are high, stay indoors as much as possible. Also stay indoors if it's windy, as dust and pollen will be blown about.

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Keeping your windows closed (and the air conditioning on instead) will help to keep pesky allergens outside where they belong.

4. Clean your home frequently to reduce pollen, mold, dust and other allergens. The PerfectClean line of mops, dusters, towels and more, which is used by leading hospitals and other health care organizations, is ideal for this. Rather than just pushing dust around, or worse, stirring it up into the air, PerfectClean's EasyGrip Mop and Flexible Duster are made with positively charged ultramicrofibers that pick up everything in their path -- including dust and all of its microscopic attachments.

5. Wash your bedding once a week in hot water to help get rid of dust mites and other allergy triggers. Even better, throw in a 100% Hypoallergenic Static Eliminator Reusable Dryer Sheet with your dryer load to take static cling out and soften fabric -- without any toxic chemicals whatsoever.

6. Shower before you go to bed. This will help wash away any pollen, mold and other allergens that have accumulated in your hair and on your body.

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7. Always wash your clothes after spending time outdoors to remove pollen and other allergens.

8. Keep your windows rolled up while driving.

9. Have someone else mow your lawn. Cutting the grass will expose you to a host of pollens and molds (the same goes for raking leaves in the fall).

10. Wipe off surfaces you touch often. Surfaces such as computer keyboards, countertops, furniture, door handles and appliances can be loaded with allergens. When you touch these areas, the allergens are transferred to your hands and then likely to your eyes, nose and mouth, potentially worsening your symptoms. Giving these areas a quick wipe with PerfectClean high-quality, commercial-grade microfiber cloths will keep all types of allergens to a minimum.

11. Resist the temptation to hang your clothes out in the sun to dry. When you bring them inside, they'll be covered in pollen and mold.

12. Get away for a while. If you can spare a few weeks, great, but even a week-long vacation to a low-pollen area (such as a beach) can be a much-needed reprieve.

Recommended Reading

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

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