Good Morning America’s Pollen Report shared the top 12 worst allergy mistakes people make.
The full slide show can be found at ABCNews.go.com, but here’s a quick list:
- Leaving windows open
- Ignoring pollen counts
- Exercising at the wrong time of day
- Undermining the air purifier
- Holding onto an expired EpiPen
- Letting the home become cluttered
- Ignoring allergy symptoms
- Keeping old down comforters
- Sleeping with a pet
- Owning hypoallergenic pets
- Thinking birds are okay
Making sure the bedroom is allergen free is a key ingredient to battling spring allergies. Vacuuming often, washing bedding in hot water and using a mattress encasement can cut back on exposure to these allergens.
Protect-A-Bed offers a variety of products for those suffering from allergies. The company’s AllerZip mattress protector creates a barrier for dust mites and protects against allergens such as pet dander and pollen. For more information on Protect-A-Bed products, visit ProtectABed.com.