Hay Fever Triggers

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Hay Fever Triggers And Symptoms. How To Avoid Them.

There is no proven way to avoid getting hay fever, but you can prevent allergy symptoms by avoiding the hay fever triggers, that start your reactions.

While the evidence is not clear yet, doctors think reducing a child’s exposure to allergy-causing substances such as dust mites may help delay or prevent inheriting hay fever. This may be especially true in children with a family history of allergies. It is not possible to completely avoid allergens, but you can reduce your signs and symptoms by taking some steps to limit your exposure to them. It helps to know exactly what you are allergic to so that you can take steps to avoid your specific triggers.

What Are Some Hay Fever Triggers?

1. Pollen Or Molds:
* Close doors and windows during pollen season.
* Do not hang laundry outside — pollen can stick to sheets and towels.
* Use air conditioning in your house and car.
* Use an allergy-grade filter in the ventilation system.
* Avoid outdoor activity in the early morning when pollen counts are highest.
* Stay indoors on dry, windy days.
* Use a dehumidifier to reduce indoor humidity.
* Use a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter in your bedroom.
* Avoid mowing the lawn or raking leaves, which stirs up pollen and molds.
* Wear a dust mask when doing outdoor activities such as gardening.

2. Dust Mites:
* Use allergy-proof covers on mattresses, box springs and pillows.
* Wash sheets and blankets in water heated to at least 130 F (54 degree Celsius).
* Use a dehumidifier or air conditioner to reduce indoor humidity.
* Vacuum carpets weekly with a vacuum cleaner equipped with a small-particle or HEPA filter.
* Consider removing carpeting, especially where you sleep, if you are highly sensitive to dust mites.

3. Cockroaches:
* Block cracks and crevices where roaches can enter.
* Fix leaky taps / faucets and pipes.
* Wash dishes and empty garbage daily.
* Sweep food crumbs from counters and floors.
* Store food, including pet food, in sealed containers.
* Consider professional pest extermination.

4. Pet dander:
* Remove pets from the house, if possible.
* Bathe pets weekly. Using wipes designed to reduce dander also may help.
* Keep your pet out of the bedroom.

Hay fever is obviously not an easy condition to live with.

However, you can reduce the symptoms using a natural preventative such as Siaga.

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