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Hot Weather Allergy Tips

Posted on July 31, 2012
by Wendy Stackhouse

Child in outdoor pool

It’s hot out there! In fact, we are on track to having (yet again) the hottest summer on record.

Are your allergies worse this summer?

Some of us suffer more in spring or fall–it depends on what you’re allergic to. But hot weather can make your allergies worse and make you feel worse than you would in a more typical year. Here are some tips for making them less annoying:

  • Swim in an outdoor pool rather than an indoor facility. Chlorine-laden air can irritate your respiratory system and a breezy day outside dissipates the chemicals before you get to breathe them in.
  • Remember to take your medications (and pack them in your luggage for vacation). It’s easy to get distracted when you are out of your normal routine and forget to take medicine until you are already suffering. Set an alarm on your phone or other device to remind you early in the day if you are away from home or not on your regular schedule.
  • Keep track of mold and pollen levels. When 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?

AirTek hopes you are having a fantastic summer!
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!

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