Spring is over, and just like that 3.1 million Australians let out a collective cry of relief. This Spring season was reported to be one of the worst hay fever seasons on record, and boy, did we suffer.
The majority of sufferers, however, have found themselves quick to jump to take their medication when an allergic reaction hits. For allergy sufferers, focusing on prevention is far smarter than being reactionary.
For everything you DON’T know about allergies, you’re missing out on ways to combat them. Here are three things about allergies – that until today – you had no idea about:
1. Taking morning showers might make your allergies worse
Only showering in the morning can trigger your allergies and make them significantly worse. If you wake up every morning with a stuffy nose, consider also showering at night to clean the pollen and all the other nasty stuff that your clothing, hair and skin picked up during the day.
Try to also get into the habit of changing into a new pair of clothes when you get home and throwing the dirty ones in the clothes basket so you don’t spread allergens around your house, too.
2. Allergies can attack you even worse when you’re inside.
Many people believe the common misconception that allergies will only hit you when you’re outside. The scary truth, however, is that pollution can be even worse inside our home than it is outside of it.
If you’re finding no relief from your allergies even in the comfort of your own home, you should consider investing in an air purifier. We recommend the Dyson purifier range to safeguard your sinuses as it automatically captures 99.95% of fine particles such as allergens and pollutants.
A list of things that could be setting off your allergies inside your house? Get ready, they’re gross: bacteria, mould, scented candles, industrial and auto emissions, odours, domestic fumes and pet dander.
3. Cooling down this summer could spice up your allergies
Meteorologists have called it: this summer is going to be an absolute scorcher. And as we all know too well, when confronted with the torturous Australian heat, we’ll do almost anything to cool down.
But if your house is already full of allergens, some methods of cooling down might just be the things which kick up your allergies. Conventional cooling fans can be a way to spread allergens as they accumulate dust in the blades and the wind disrupts and swirls them about. Interestingly, the Dyson purifier range while cleans the air can also double as a cooling fan in the heat.
Thinking of using the A.C? Make sure you clean your filter and to ensure your air conditioner isn’t pumping out allergens and other nasty stuff into the air. Even sleeping with your window open on a cool summer night has the potential to increase irritability.