Often called Hay Fever, pollen allergies affect millions of people every year and can be mild or sever depending on your sensitivity.
Small particles of pollen are released from plants, grasses, weeds and trees constantly. When these particles become air-born, they are almost impossible to avoid. People with pollen allergies are often sensitive to other allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, mold spores and other common household allergens.
Many people who suffer from pollen allergies monitor their local pollen count. Pollen count is a measure of the concentration of pollen in the air at various times of day and is measured as grains per square meter. Although pollen count is not an accurate measurement, it is useful as a guide to let allergy sufferers know when concentrations of pollen will be at their highest. Depending on the severity of your pollen allergies, these may be the best times for you to stay indoors.
When indoors you can have some control over your pollen allergies. You may not be able to control the severity of your pollen allergies but you can take steps to reduce exposure to pollen in the environment in which you live.
By installing an efficient furnace filter or air conditioner filter you can greatly reduce the amount of household allergens you come in contact with. The most efficient filters are electronic air filters, hepa air filters and electrostatic air filters. An electrostatic filter is probably the most cost effective and easiest filter to upgrade to.
Air Purifiers are also useful in helping to manage your pollen allergies.
By maintaining good air quality in your home you may be able to manage your pollen allergies and keep your allergic reactions at a minimum.