Allergy season affects millions of people around the world. Some people have allergies all year long. However, many others have it during the spring and summer. Some people only have allergy flare-ups at the beginning of the spring and the beginning of the summer. The rain, weather changes, and pollen are what usually cause these flare-ups. No matter what the case may be for your elderly loved one, there are some ways that you can help them to get through allergy season with fewer symptoms.
One of the best things that can be done to reduce symptoms during allergy season is to start avoiding allergens whenever possible. For instance, if your elderly loved one is used to taking walks on hiking trails, it might be best if they take their walks inside a store or inside their house for the meantime. This way, they aren’t around the allergens as often, which will reduce their symptoms. After the season is over, they can go back to walking their usual trails.
Staying Out of Grassy Areas
The grass is another trigger for many people who have allergies. If your elderly loved one is going to be outdoors, you should encourage them to stay out of the grassy areas as much as they can. This especially applies to the areas where the grass has been mowed recently. Once the season is over, your elderly loved one can go back to walking in these areas, if they don’t have flare-ups during those times.
Shut the Windows
Another way that you can help your elderly loved one to reduce allergy symptoms is to shut their windows. If you can’t be around to do that, you can have their elder care providers do it. If their windows are open, this is going to let pollen and molds into their home. That is going to trigger their allergies. When your elderly loved one is riding in a car with you or their elder care providers, the windows should be shut, as well.
Does your elderly loved one have flare-ups during allergy season? This is usually at the beginning or end of spring due to the rain, weather changes, and pollen. However, it can happen during any season. If this is the case, you should have your elderly loved one follow the tips above. These tips can help them to get through allergy season with fewer symptoms.