If you are bothered with a clogged nose, runny eyes, and dry and raspy throat even in the hot summers, chances are that you are allergic. And the most likely culprit is pollen. Living in a city where pollution is a given, the dust in the air also adds to allergy woes. With babies and kids, seasonal allergies are especially quite a major issue. While you can’t reduce your child’s exposure to the pollen or all the dust in the air, you might be able to at least limit the number of anti-allergies (medicines) given to your little one by ensuring the air they breathe is pure (or dust-free).
While there are many ways to keep the dust, pollen, and pollution at bay, sharing with you some of the easiest ways to actually do so!
4 Easy ways to fight seasonal allergies:
Allergens and dust go hand in hand, so try to put your knick-knacks, stacks of books, and anything else that can collect dust in an orderly fashion. It would also be wise to dust often to eliminate any build-up that has accumulated.
2. Wash linen in hot water
Bedsheets, cushion covers, etc. collect dust mites and other allergens. It’s better to wash every piece in hot water at least once a fortnight. Preferably, soak them in a disinfectant after a wash.
Since dust settles easily, it is best to vacuum and not just dust per se. This will prevent the dust and pollen from flying around the house and settling elsewhere. To make sure the vacuum isn’t sending more particles into the air, invest in a high-quality cleaner with a HEPA filter.
4. Invest in an air purifier
An air purifier is not just a luxury, but an investment. An air purifier is a device, which removes contaminants and pollutants from the air. It works like a filter by sucking in the air, passing it through a cleaning mechanism, giving you and your family- clean air. Unlike water which is chemically treated, the air is not purified chemically but filtered. MoonBow air purifiers are powered by Puri 5 Technology to make the air fresh up to 99.985%
A few minor lifestyle changes also can go a long way towards keeping allergy-related symptoms in children under control:
1. Avoid using window fans to cool rooms, because they can pull pollen indoors.
2. Keep windows closed when driving, using the air conditioner if necessary, to avoid allergens.
3. What you eat can also help you combat seasonal allergies. To help keep airways clear when pollen counts are high, add a dash of horseradish (this can be included in your child’s diet), chili peppers, or hot mustard to your food — all act as natural, temporary decongestants. It’s also a good idea to avoid foods that you’re slightly allergic to until the air clears. Whole grains, leafy green vegetables, oily fish like cod or salmon can also increase immunity.
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