It sure is hot. Climatologists are predicting that once again we may have the hottest summer on record in 2014.
How are your allergies?
Some suffer more in spring or fall–it depends on what you’re allergic to. But hot summer weather can make your allergies worse and make you feel worse than you would in a more typical year, right when you want to enjoy yourself. Here are some allergy tips for making them less annoying:
- Swim in an outdoor pool. Swimming is a perfect summer activity at home or away, but chlorine-laden air can irritate your respiratory system and a breezy day outside dissipates the chemicals before your body has a chance to react.
- Don’t forget to take your medications on vacation (and pack them in your carryon). It’s easy to get distracted when you are out of your normal routine and forget to take medicine until it’s too late. Set an alarm on your smartphone to remind you.
- Check mold and pollen levels. When allergen levels are high due to humidity or location, especially if you are vacationing in a different region with different plants from your home, you might want to choose indoor activities to avoid allergy attacks. Higher winds can also bring you into more contact with allergens. Good day for a movie? Weather.com publishes current allergen maps every day.
All of us at AirTek wish all of you a very happy–and safe–Independence Day Weekend!
Wendy Stackhouse is the Online Community Manager for AirTek and our environmental services division Alliance Environmental Group. We welcome your comments! For more news and tips or to ask questions of our experts, Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! For updates on environmental services like mold remediation, lead removal and pest control including bed bugs, Like us at Alliance Environmental on Facebook or follow Alliance on Twitter!