While the presence of flowers and budding trees is certainly a welcome sight after a winter that overstayed its welcome, the downside of everything finally turning green again is that it means the pollen from these plants will aggravate the allergy symptoms of many.
If you're allergic to pollen, the springtime may cause your symptoms to worsen. Since the weather is nicer, you'll be tempted to spend more time outside, but the presence of these buds typically means that there will be a lot of allergens in the air. And while there's little you can do to keep it from filling the air outside, experts recommend that reducing indoor allergens can be effective in relieving the symptoms of those who suffer from seasonal aggravation.
One easy way to improve the air quality in your home is to use a dehumidifier. These simple appliances work by reducing the moisture in the air of a given space, thus limiting allergens that might be present from mold or mildew and making the air much more pleasant to breathe. Allergists frequently recommend these devices to their patients, especially those who suffer from allergic asthma.
During the spring, an increase in rain combines with a thaw of ice and snow. This can lead to flooding in basements and a lot of humidity. Even if your allergies are worse outdoors, the presence of these problematic allergens indoors will often aggravate your symptoms.
If you have seasonal allergy sufferers in your home, protect them by making sure you're doing everything you can to ease their allergies. Keep windows closed and use an electric fan to circulate air instead. Then be sure to keep the air as clean as possible with the help of a dehumidifier.