Natural Ways to Avoid Allergies
Now that spring has finally sprung, we can enjoy the warmer weather and get outdoors. However, the spring season also means allergy season. If your elderly loved one is sensitive to pollen and other allergens, but you want to forgo giving them medication, here are some things you can do naturally.
Keep Windows and Doors Closed
It may be hard to keep the beautiful breeze out of your home, but having open windows can let in pollen and other allergens that can trigger allergies. Using a HEPA filter or turning on the AC could help with keeping allergens out.
Wash Up After Being Outdoors
Even a quick trip to the supermarket can have you bring outdoor allergens into your home when you return. After being outdoors, wash your clothes and wipe down your shoes. If you notice pollen in your hair or on your skin, you’ll want to bathe as soon as possible.
Wear a Mask
While this isn’t probably your favorite thing to do, for those who are super-sensitive to allergens can help them feel more comfortable. A good respirator mask can block many small particles such as pollen and other allergens. You can purchase masks at your local drugstore.
Clean Your Home With Natural Ingredients
Keeping your home clean is one of the best ways to keep allergens at bay. However, some store-bought cleaners can be harsh, which can exacerbate allergies. Opt to purchase natural cleaners without chemicals or create your own cleaning solution by diluting vinegar or using baking soda.
The Arbors Assisted Living is a community that encourages our residents to live healthily and safely. Contact us for more information on how we can help assist you with the care of your elderly loved one.