We all feel happy to see the first signs of spring after the snowy, cold days of winter. What also helps boost the spirit is the feeling that warmer days are on the horizon. This tends to add to the happiness. Sadly, it is not only the birds that return in spring but also grass and pollen-producing plants also reappear which can lead to scratchy eyes, a running nose and fever for older adults who suffer from spring allergies. Cardiac and pulmonary conditions may also get aggravated. Although there are medications that can be helpful but over-the-counter medications often increase blood pressure or interfere with prescription medications in seniors. It’s best to go the natural way.
The best form of care for older adults suffering from mobility or memory issues is assisted living care and support at an assisted facility. If you are on the lookout for one in the Phoenix region in AZ, don’t look beyond the award-winning Anthem Senior Living. Experienced and well-trained caregivers offer round the clock support to the senior residents.
Valuable steps seniors can take to help prevent spring allergies include
Purchase an Air Purifier– Although you don’t have any control over the air outside your house, there are definite steps that you can take to purify the air indoors. Purchasing an air purifier is one such step that can help remove pollens and other irritants that make their way inside.
Monitor the Weather– Everyone has a smartphone these days. It is advisable that you download a weather app which can benefit you immensely. Get timely alerts when the local pollen count is up which can help you avoid being outside when pollen soars. Most local news stations also notify about the pollen count during their morning and evening weather reports.
Close your Windows– After a long spell of being cooped up indoors all winter, you may be tempted to open the windows. It is advisable to keep your windows closed especially on days when the pollen count is high as open windows pave the way for allergens and molds to make their way into your home during peak allergy season.
A Hot Shower– There cannot be anything better than a hot, steamy shower in opening nasal passages that can help you breathe comfortably.
Wear a Face Mask– One of the most effective ways to naturally manage spring allergies is by wearing a face mask on peak pollen days. Keep the masks handy.
You might need to turn to allergy medication during the spring if these natural methods fail to bring you relief. It is advisable to consult with your physician prior to purchasing any over-the-counter allergy medicine.
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