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Ways to Help Allergy Symptoms in the Spring

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Ways to Help Allergy Symptoms in the Spring

People with allergies often dread spring because of the increasing amount of pollen in the air. While different plants are in bloom, they release numerous allergens that cause people with allergies, including seniors, to have worsening symptoms including itchy, watery eyes and runny nose. Luckily there are ways hourly caregivers in Windermere can help their senior loved ones prevent and combat seasonal allergies.

Clean Bedding

Change and wash bedding frequently. When we go outside, pollen clings to our hair and skin. Even if people change into different clothes when they go to sleep, some of that pollen goes to bed with them. People spend eight hours of their day in bed and if allergens are there, this makes allergy symptoms worse. Changing and washing bedding will prevent a build-up of pollen on your loved one’s sheets and blankets.

Avoid Dairy

During peak allergy season, seniors with allergies can make symptoms worse by consuming dairy products, which generate more histamine in the body. Be sure that your loved one eats and drinks as little dairy as possible during this time. Instead, Windermere home care providers should encourage their loved ones to drink more water.

Protect the Nose

Have your loved one wear a mask outside. Even an activity as seemingly small as taking a trip to the store can cause seniors with allergies to have an increase in symptoms. That’s because going outside puts seniors right into the invisible clouds of pollen. By wearing a mask, people are able to filter out some of the pollen and protect themselves from exacerbating allergy symptoms.

Remove Irritants

Dust and vacuum the house regularly. Pollen comes in on clothes and shoes and also blows in through open windows and doors. It can stay on the floor and furniture and aggravate your loved one’s allergy symptoms. By cleaning, especially dusting and vacuuming, people can eliminate the excess pollen that can come inside of the home.

Allergies can pose a serious problem for seniors with respiratory problems such as asthma or COPD. By implementing the above tips, family caregivers can help their loved ones breathe easily this spring. Additionally, they can turn to Prestige Home Care to help their loved ones manage other respiratory or medical problems. Specifically, we provide numerous in-home services such as stroke, Parkinson’s, dementia, and Alzheimer’s home care for seniors in Windermere to help them achieve the health and wellbeing they deserve. Learn more by calling [phc_phone] and scheduling a free consultation with a friendly Care Manager today.

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Kimberly Miller, RN, is a proud Florida native with an unwavering commitment to elder care that spans an impressive 25 years. Her extensive journey through central Florida’s hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospice companies has not only honed her understanding of disease processes but has also cultivated a profound expertise in navigating the intricate landscape of elder care. Kimberly’s dedication to delivering the highest quality of care to patients and their families is evident in every facet of her career.Armed with certifications as an assisted living administrator, Kimberly’s primary focus on customer service and her drive to address the holistic needs of individuals—mind, body, and soul—have led her to a resounding conclusion: home care is the future of personalized, high-quality care. Her conviction is rooted in the understanding that a combination of healthy nutrition, physical and mental exercise, and social engagement is directly linked to improved physical and mental well-being.The recent global pandemic has served as a poignant reminder of the limitations of institutional care, further strengthening Kimberly’s resolve. Motivated by a profound desire to make a meaningful difference, she has taken the helm at Prestige Home Care. Here, Kimberly is dedicated to providing a level of care that goes beyond industry standards—a level of care she would wholeheartedly entrust to her own family.