It’s Spring 2022 and seasonal allergies are back in full force.
If you are 1 of the 50 million Americans suffering from allergies this spring season, know that you have many options available to you to help keep pollen from holding you back.
Below are our top tips and technologies to help you combat seasonal allergies this spring.
Top Allergy-Fighting Technology
We’ve narrowed down the most important steps and preventative measures to fight against allergy season into the following: (1) clean the air around you, (2) help your sinuses where you can, (3) find the right over the counter aid for you, and (4) track the pollen index. Below, we explore what can be done in each of these categories to save you the sneezes.
Clean the Air Around You
During the heightened allergy season, the air around you can be filled with allergen and pollen particles that leave you sneezing, coughing, and congested. These airborne irritants get carried into your home and office space and create little escape from the discomfort and congestion they cause for weeks and even months on end. Air purification technology offers a simple solution to cleaning the air in your indoor spaces. These purification systems can trap both allergens and dust particles before they make it into your body and affect your sinuses. By filtering these particles out, the purifiers are able to cleanse the air around you, providing a refreshed, clean, and safe environment.
WYND Technologies is one of the leaders in air purification technology and offers multiple products that are tailored to your specific needs for the workplace and for your home.
The WYND Max is the most powerful smart room air purifier in its class, capable of cleaning 1,200 square feet in just 30 minutes. This purification process is able to filter out allergens, germs, dust, dander, smog, and other pollutants and provide refreshed air for you to breathe easily.
The WYND Plus is an alternative to the room purifier offering a smaller, more portable option for you to bring with you on the go. With the similar capabilities of clean, allergen-free air, the WYND Plus can offer you a personal bubble in places like the car, cubicle, or restaurant table. It also comes with a detachable air quality tracker that connects with the WYND app to give you real-time insights about the environment around you.
Help Your Sinuses
It’s important to remember that you can help your sinuses fight off airborne irritants. Using helpful tools such as a neti pot can rinse out debris and allergens from your sinuses after exposure. The classic neti pot filters sterilized saltwater solution through the nasal cavity, preventing harmful particles from penetrating the sinuses and causing longer lasting discomfort.
While the traditional neti pot has been around for decades, there have been recent advancements made to increase user friendliness and efficiency. The Navage nasal cleaner utilizes battery powered suction to filter sterile water through the sinuses, providing a more effective flush of allergens and other build-up.
Over the Counter Solutions
Nowadays there are also a number of helpful combatants to seasonal allergies that can be found at your local pharmacy. A common solution to relieve the itching and sneezing is over the counter oral antihistamines. Two of the most popular over the counter drugs are Zyrtec and Claritin, both offering up to 24 hours of relief from allergy symptoms. In addition to oral antihistamines, various nasal sprays and decongestants can help clear nasal passages to ease congestion and allow you to breathe more easily.
Track the Pollen Index
The most common seasonal allergy trigger is pollen. In the spring season, as the outdoors begin to bloom, plants and trees release pollen that gets carried by the wind and insects into our personal spaces. Fortunately, the pollen index measures the levels of pollen in the air and can help those with seasonal allergies track when to take the most precaution against spending time outdoors. There are several ways to check the pollen index or a local allergy map. The chances are high that the weather app on your phone already reports this data and it is available for you to check and adapt your schedule around. If not, or if you prefer a more detailed analysis of the pollen index and air quality, there are a number of other apps, like Klarify, that track and forecast this data. No matter how you track it, remember to avoid spending an unnecessary extra time outdoors during peak days to limit your exposure to these irritants.
Back to Basics
We have all heard of the old fashioned tricks. While you embrace the latest technologies available to fight seasonal allergies, don’t forget to remember these old school tricks:
- Eat local honey
- Regularly replace your air conditioning filters
- Keep your space clean
- Stay indoors during high pollen count days
The vast majority of us suffer from some type of seasonal allergies. The sniffling, sneezing, and puffy eyes are not only an inconvenience when going about our daily lives but also an unnecessary evil. Remember, there are several steps that can be taken to best combat pollen exposure. These steps include cleaning the air around you with products from WYND Technologies, helping your sinuses where you can, finding the right over the counter medicine for your needs, and tracking the pollen index to avoid increased exposure.
We hope these tips help you fight allergies this spring season!