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How to Survive Allergy Season in the Pacific Northwest

Do you suffer from puffy, watery eyes? Is your throat constantly itchy? Do you disrupt your workflow with nonstop sneezing? How in the world do you survive this terrible allergy season in the Pacific Northwest? Of course, allergy medications are usually the answer, but what about organic options? Read on to learn a few natural remedies to help you survive this harsh allergy season.

WEAR GLASSES & A HAT

When outdoors, avoid contact with pollen whenever possible. We recommend doing this by wearing clothing that covers your face such as hats and sunglasses.

DO NOT DRY SHEETS OUTDOORS

When the weather gets nice, it is likely you will want to dry sheets and linen outdoors. While this can be a greener way to dry clothing, it is not recommended for those sensitive to seasonal allergies. Pollen and other irritants in the air may end up on the very fabric your family sleeps with. Tumble dry instead.

SALT WATER NASAL WASH

Have you heard of a Neti Pot? Not only are they great for fighting sinus infections and colds, but they also work wonders during allergy season. We recommend washing out your sinuses daily during allergy season.

EAT AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET

Trying to fight allergies? Do it with a less obvious way through your diet! Consuming nutrient-dense foods can help give your immune system the ability to repair itself. Here are a few foods to eat in order to minimize allergy symptoms:

  • Garlic – Most people do not know garlic is a natural antibiotic that helps ward off infections and boosts your immune system, which helps keep allergies at bay!
  • Green Leafy Vegetables – Get your daily dose of vitamins from leafy greens such as kale, spinach, romaine, and arugula. They are high in antioxidants, enzymes, and help lower inflammation.
  • Lemons & Limes – Boost that immune system with fresh citrus such as lemons and limes. They make a great addition to crisp, cool water. Even try making a dressing by adding fresh citrus juice to some olive oil. (Pairs nicely with a green leafy salad!)
  • Local Raw Honey – Save yourself from the sneezes by ingesting local raw honey. Studies have linked consuming high doses of local raw honey to a 60% reduction in allergy symptoms and 70% fewer days with severe allergy symptoms.

INVEST IN AN INDOOR AIR PURIFIER

Indoor air purifiers are the most trusted way to remove pollen and indoor air pollutants from your office and/or home. According to the U.S. EPA, indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the outdoor environment, ranking indoor pollutants as a top five environmental health concern. Our whole home air purifiers treat 100 percent of the air flowing through your system before it circulates, to remove bacteria, viruses, pollen, and mold from the air. Protect your family by investing in your indoor air quality today.

Fight Allergies during Allergy Season with an Indoor Air Purifier

Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning offers a wide selection of indoor air purifiers that will save you and your family during pesky allergy season. Forget suffering and pick up this home-improving item for your family today. Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning is a premier HVAC contractor that specializes in installing and maintaining furnaces, air conditioners, water heaters, and more. Call us at (425) 689-7778 or contact us online to schedule your spring cleaning appointment today.

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