Sometimes, it can feel like you’re engaged in an epic battle with allergies. Instead of letting sneezing, runny noses, and itchy skin conquer your children, fight back by allergy-proofing your home. While you can’t prevent the world from producing pollen and dust, you can do your part to eliminate these irritants from your home. By taking just a few simple precautions, you can drastically reduce the amount of pollen in the air and make your kids much more comfortable.
One of the best ways to rid your home of nasty allergens is to keep your HVAC system clean and serviced. Indoor air quality and allergies are directly linked to one another. Without proper filtering, your air will be filled with nasty dust mites, dander, mold, and other particles that will set your kids sneezing. To prevent this, schedule regular maintenance and upgrade your filters to a higher MERV rating.
You might even want to try cleaning around the home more, as this can eliminate pollen that’s already made it into the air. Upgrade to allergy-proof bedding, too, so your kids can rest easy at night.
Allergies aren’t all about pollen in the air. They can also be tamed with natural remedies. Certain teas, such as peppermint and chamomile, can soothe inflammation and reduce symptoms. You can even try giving your children a sip of honey or apple cider vinegar to help them stop sneezing. On a long-term basis, try to alter your child’s diet by giving them more omega-3 fatty acids, red peppers, onions, apples, and berries. For more information, check out the infographic below.