Simple Tips for Holiday Allergy Relief
Talk With Family
To ensure a happy holiday for everyone, communication is key. Ask loved ones about any precautions you can take before they arrive to help reduce allergens in your home and make their stay more comfortable.
Asking a few simple questions before heading to seasonal gatherings can help you avoid triggers. For example: Where will I be sleeping? Do you have an air filter I can use? Do you have any pets? Can you keep Rufus out of the room I’ll be sleeping in before I arrive to avoid pet dander buildup?
Dash Away Dust Mites
To help you and your allergy-suffering loved ones, thoroughly dust all bedrooms using a damp cloth (a dry one can stir up dust), wash bedding in hot water (at least 130° F) and use barrier bedding.
No matter how clean your host’s home or hotel room is, you might be joined by some microscopic holiday guests. To help keep at bay, pack an allergen barrier pillow case. If you’re staying at a hotel, you can ask if they have allergy-friendly rooms.1
Dodge Pet Dander
You can help ease pet allergies for you and your guests by sweeping floors and vacuuming carpets. And, if your loved ones are spending the night, be sure to keep furry family members out of the guestroom before they arrive.
If your host has pets, try to avoid contact as much as possible. Make sure your coat gets hung up in the closet rather than laid on a bed where pets may settle down for a long winter’s nap.