4 Daily Habits that Contribute to Allergies

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As the season changes, many people start experiencing hay fever and other symptoms of allergies. Do you dread this time of year because of the stuffy nose, sneezing and difficulty breathing? It’s possible that your daily habits might be contributing to your allergies. Here are a few common things that people may not know are contributing to their suffering, and may make them worse.

1. Skipping a Shower before BedHome Cleaning to Reduce Allergies

Many people like to shower first thing in the morning, but it is better to clean up before bed. During the day, you collect microscopic dust mites, pollen, and other allergy-causing substances on your clothes, hair, and skin. If you don’t wash up before bed, then these compounds will make your allergies worse while you sleep.

2. Scented Household Products

It is nice to walk into a home that smells good, and it is common for homeowners to use scented products. The problem is that these products can trigger allergy symptoms. Stay away from scented candles, air fresheners, plug-in room scents, or other special fragrances. These items are usually made with synthetic ingredients that can lead to many health problems.

3. House Plants

Adding a little bit of green to the room can be pleasant, just make sure that the plants don’t produce pollen. Most houseplants produce less pollen compared with outdoor varieties. Also, consider that house plants can lead to mold growth in the pots or the dead leaves. If you choose to have house plants, always pick off the dead leaves and avoid overwatering.

4. Chemical Cleaners

What types of household cleaners are you using in your home? When scrubbing away dirt and sanitizing the surfaces of your home, be careful about the types of cleaning products that you are using. Harsh chemical solutions can cause allergies to trigger, leaving you feeling worse than you did before cleaning. Many of these products leave toxic substances in your home, causing your allergies symptoms to continue even after you are done cleaning.

Keeping your home clean and free of dust is one of the best ways that you can minimize your allergy symptoms. Choose the right natural cleaning products to avoid allergy triggers. To learn more about allergy reduction through household cleaning, contact Trish Duarte and Ed Kennedy at MaidPro of Temecula/Murrieta at: (951) 506-6100