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This season has been BRUTAL on my allergies.
I think I sneezed at least 30 times in a half-hours time at my son’s game.
Any my eyes…don’t even get me started on those. I’m about to scratch them right out they itch so bad.
My 3 year old told me my eyes were “bleeding” the other day. Of course they weren’t but they were completely red, swollen and bloodshot from allergies.
Luckily I have a couple weapons in my back pocket when it comes to minimizing allergens.
The first is my trusty neti pot which I use religiously morning and night. If you don’t know what one is, Google it.
The second thing that’s really important is using the Filtrete Ultra Allergen Reduction Filter.
I know what you’re thinking…you’re being sponsored to say that. It could be a total placebo effect but I honestly believe it helps improve our indoor air. Filtrete air filters help reduce allergens such as pollen, dust and mold spores in your home’s air just by running your heater or air conditioner. With homes becoming more energy efficient they are also becoming traps for pollutants. Did you know indoor air quality can be 2 to 5 times worse than outdoor air quality?
Here’s a side by side shot of our old air filter compared with the new.
It’s probably one of the cleaner air filters we’ve pulled because we use our heater/air conditioner least in the spring but none the less, you can still see the amount of dust and crud that gets trapped in a filter which you could otherwise be breathing. Uh, no thank you.
The other benefit of regularly changing your air filters is that it helps capture some of the dust in your home.