Spring means finally unlatching those windows and letting in some fresh air … and allergens. Look after yourself now and improve your chances of a happy and healthy spring by making the most of lighter days and better weather! As always, however, if you feel unwell or have health concerns, consult your doctor before taking any important steps.
Reduce Pesky Allergens
While many people think hay fever is a summer problem, pollen can start affecting people as early as March.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the right antihistamine for you (and make sure you know when to take them, as some should be taken in advance of the worst symptoms). You can take proactive steps by protecting your eyes with wraparound sunglasses and regularly splashing your face with water to wash away allergens.
At home, spray Febreze Fabric Refresher Allergen Reducer on your carpets, bed sheets, couches or other fabrics your family comes into contact with. It reduces up to 95 percent of inanimate allergens* from pollen, pet dander and dust mite matter that can become airborne from fabrics.
Combat the Cold
Big, quick temperature changes can leave you vulnerable to colds and other illnesses associated with chilly weather. Unfortunately, there’s still no cure for the common cold. Your best bets for relieving the symptoms are getting plenty of rest and having medicines on hand.
Boost your chances of avoiding a cold and staying healthy by getting enough sleep, washing your hands often and keeping diligent with regular, daily hygiene. It’s good to get in the habit of cleaning items everyone touches regularly, like bathroom faucets, fridge doors and TV remote controls.
Tip: Mr. Clean products – like Disinfecting Bath Cleaner and Multi-Surfaces Surface Cleaner Spray – are great solutions for keeping all the surfaces in your home fresh and clean.
Do you have any surefire ways to prevent springtime ailments? Let us know in the comments section below
*Refers to inanimate allergens from pollen (from birch tree, timothy grass and ragweed), pet dander and dust mite matter that can become airborne from fabrics.