Kep Rhinitis At Bay

If you tend to suffer from rhinitis (a stuffy nose) during allergy season then you'll want to try to do your best to take away as many allergens as possible so you can decrease the amount of suffering you end up going through. This article will offer you advice and information on some of the many things that you can do to turn your home into a much more allergy friendly place.

Make sure you clean your air conditioner's filter

One of the things you need to do regularly is to take a look at the filter in your air conditioner. As soon as you see that a good amount of dust is collecting on it you should either replace it or clean it if it is a reusable one. Along with cleaning the filter, walk from room to room and give each of the registers a good wiping down so dust isn't being blown into the room every time the air conditioner kicks on.

Have someone sweep, mop, vacuum and dust once a week

You should have someone else take care of the sweeping, mopping vacuuming and dusting weekly since these are some of the household chores that will trigger your rhinitis to really flare up. If you don't have someone in your household that can take on these chores then it may be worth it for you to hire someone to come do these things. It will only be considered light housekeeping since you can take care of things like dishes, laundry and tub scouring on your own.

Keep your windows and doors shut on bad days

On days when there is more pollen in the air and when the wind is blowing harder, you should try to keep the outside air outside. Allowing it to come in through the windows and doors will bring in a lot of that pollen which will really get your nose and other allergies acting up. You should also try to put off taking care of errands until days when the wind is calmer and there isn't so much pollen in the air. This will help you to get back home from your errands without feeling bad once you do return.


Now that you have a better idea of some things you can do to help keep rhinitis at bay, you can get through the allergy season without feeling as bad. Contact a doctor, like Northwest Asthma & Allergy Center PS, for more help.