Holidays were the most challenging time of the year for me. When I was five years old, and allergy-induced asthma attack on Christmas Eve sent me to the hospital. So, if you're worried about the holidays and your allergies, I understand. Here are some tips and tricks to deal with severe allergies during the Christmas season.
- Know what allergens are in the environment. Dogs? Cats? Birds?
- Ask if pets can be put in another room without causing them distress.
- Take allergy meds/allergy supplements beforehand, if needed.
- This is a new tip: Wear a mask. It does help.
- If you know your friends or family well, ask them to change their air filters and spray them down with an allergen spray. Air filters can help trap allergens if a pet is present in the home. Go for a high-rated filter MERV 10 or above.
- If staying in a hotel, bring an air purifier with you. I often spray down my room with the product and turn on an air purifier if the room has a strong chemical or fragrance smell.
- Invest in an allergen spray. I was recently at my friend's house over the weekend; she has both a dog and a cat. And, from time to time, other dogs come over. She sprayed the product on all soft surfaces, her air filter, and in the air. I was there for three days, no meds, no breathing issues, no allergies. If you need proof this product works, I am here to tell you it does! If not our Allergen Spray, then try another one as long as it can provide you with the relief you need.
- Sensitive to fragrances? For me, fragrances are an allergy trigger. Ask if scented items (bathroom hand soap or candles, for example) can be removed before you arrive or if they can be limited to one area.
I hope these tips help you. If you have any questions, please reach out. We are always here to help.