8 Tips for Avoiding Summer Allergies

Guest blog post by Angela Berry from ripped.me

Summer allergies can be a real bummer, especially when it’s beautiful outside and everyone else is enjoying themselves. You might think “Finally, the spring is over and so are my allergies” but the truth is that your allergies can keep going long after May’s flowers are gone. If you don’t want to spend yet another summer sneezing, here are some tips you can try to avoid summer allergies.

Stay dust free

Dust accumulates in our homes all year round, but especially in the summer when we leave our windows open. If you want to prevent dust mites from flooding your home and causing allergies, it’s best if you give your regular home cleaning a little boost. Clean more often and don’t let the dust settle.

Introduce “No pets in bed” policy

Even though you might really want to cuddle up with your pet at night, better think twice because your furry friends are only making your allergies worse. Their fur is like a pollen and dust magnet, and they can track them right into your bed and rub them all over your sheets.

This is very easy to prevent, though. You just need to keep your pets out of your bedroom. Also, keeping them well groomed is important because shorter hair will lower the chance of particles accumulating in their coat.

Fix leaky fixtures

The number one cause of mould in your home is humidity. Mould spores can get into your nose and cause allergy symptoms, but they can also get into your lungs and cause much more serious asthma. So, make sure to fix any leaks in your home and provide good ventilation before you develop these pesky fungi.

Keep home temperatures low

Dust mites thrive in warm and humid environments, so make sure your home temperature is never above 16 Celsius. This way, you will avoid infestation and prevent them from growing in the first place.

Close your windows

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You can’t run away from pollen when outside, but in order to prevent pollen and dust mites from getting into your indoor space, the best thing you can do is keep your home and car windows closed.

Your home should be your safe place and not the place where your allergies get worse. 

Wash your hair and bed sheets more frequently

If you haven’t been keeping your windows closed and your pets out of your bedroom, the least you can do is wash your hair and bed sheets more frequently in order to stop tracking pollen through your home.

Bed sheets are magnets for allergens, especially in the summer and spring, so washing them frequently is a must. Washing at high temperatures is recommended to properly get rid of all the allergens.

Use air purifiers

As you can see, pollen, dust, pet dander, smoke, smog and other common air pollutants aren’t restricted to the outside air. In reality, many studies show that the air in our homes is on average 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. In order to remove those contaminants from the air, a good air purifier is your best chance.

They are specially designed to isolate contaminants and give you the ability to breathe in clean air. The best air purifiers for allergies are the ones that filter out all pollen, pet dander and mould, making your inside air clean and odour-free.


Take your allergy medicine

Don’t hesitate to use over-the- counter medicines when your summer allergy is the worst. Some people find antihistamine pills and sprays very efficient when it comes to preventing and controlling their allergy attacks. But, make sure to always consult your physician before trying any allergy medicine.

Don’t let those little allergens ruin your summer holiday. If you follow these tips, you will be able to breathe easily once again and enjoy summer like never before!

Guest blog post by Angela Berry from ripped.me