Tips for Allergy Season

by admin on September 11, 2017

Rande Lazar, M.D., is a medical professional who focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders of the ears, nose, and throat. At his private practice, ENT Memphis, Rande Lazar, M.D., tends to patients suffering through allergy season. Following are some home treatments to relieve allergies. Neti Pots Among the most popular home treatments for allergies on the market today, neti pots are simple to use. Available without prescription at most drugstores, users wash a solution into one nostril and out the other, flushing out allergens and mucus, then repeating the process on the other side. Use according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Allergy sufferers should attempt to keep their homes not too dry and not too humid by using humidifiers. Typically, indoor air should have no more than 50 percent humidity. Too much humidity causes an increase in dust mites and mold. It is a good idea to use humidifiers before sinus season (October through March/April). However, if allergy suffering has begun, a vaporizer can help alleviate symptoms and make the air in the home more comfortable. One important factor is to inhale the mist and not the steam, which can cause burns. HEPA Filters High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters help to trap pet dander, dust, allergens, and other irritants. While portable air cleaners with HEPA filters will work well, the most effective way to render indoor air allergen-free is to put HEPA filters in the air conditioner, ventilation, and heating systems.

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