My entire family suffers from seasonal allergies. So much that we really don’t need a calendar to let us know when the seasons change. For some reason the Spring Season brings about the most discomfort with chronic sneezing, watery eyes and sinus congestion.
Seasonal Allergy Causes
Did you know 1 in 5 Americans suffer from seasonal allergies? I guess we hit the trifecta in my house because all 5 of us suffer from seasonal allergies. Also known as allergic rhinitis or hay fever a persons immune system is over reacting to allergens in the air. These allergens can be dust, pollen, trees, grass and weeds. It’s no surprise we suffer more during the spring.
Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
- runny or stuffy nose
- watery eyes
- itchy sinuses, throat eyes or ear canals
- ear congestion
- postnasal drainage
Seasonal Allergy Treatment(s)
I think we all can agree the drugstore shelves are filled with pills, sprays, nettipots, and lozenges to assist us in our quest for relief from allergies. I can attest many of these treatments work, while some work better than others they can bring temporary relief. But,… Let’s step back… attack this from another angle. Remember, when I mentioned dust as one of the culprits? You do? Good. Where do you think you come in contact with dust the most? If you said home, you’re right. Gold star for you! Even the most outdoorsy person spends the majority of their time at home. Home is where we sleep, play, work, live and raise our families. And… it’s where dust lives. Did you ever wonder where dust comes from?
Dust actually is made up of objects in the environment and the animals and people who live in it. That’s right dust comes from you and me and the animals we have in our environment. So, really there is no way to totally eradicate dust from our lives. But you can clean your air and reduce the allergens in it.
AeraMax DX55 Air Purifier by Fellowes
Did you know your indoor air may be 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outdoors. It’s true. We recently received the AeraMax air purifier and have noticed a major difference in our homes air quality. Fewer sneezes and allergy symptoms. The air appears to be more breathable and not so heavy or thick. It can go virtually anywhere in your home and it’s noiseless. Simply turn it on and walk away. The only way you know it’s on because of the indicator light and oh yeah your air quality is better. Much better. Smells last less than they did before. Have you ever burned a dish or fried some fish and had the odor linger in your home for days? It’s horrible but you don’t have to suffer from these odor causing entities with this air purifier. It comes with removable filters that should be replaced based upon manufacturer’s suggestions.
The touchscreen display panel is user friendly, even my teenagers can use it with ease. The carbon filter removes odors and captures large airborne particulates. The antimicrobial treatment is built in protection from the growth of odor causing bacteria, mildew and fungi on the True Hepa filter. I don’t know why I never thought of using an air filter before but now I can’t imagine living without one.
If you would like to read more about the AeraMax Air Purifier visit Fellowes. The filter can be purchased at big box retailers nationwide.