Six steps to prevent winter allergy triggers inside your home


As it gets colder outside, we tend to spend more time indoors where it is warm and cozy, which also means we are exposed to more indoor allergy triggers. 

Instead of dealing with pollen and freshly cut grass causing havoc with your sinuses outside your home, you now have to contend with possible mould spores, mildew, dust mites and pet dander inside your four walls.  

Going through winter with constant sneezing and itchy eyes is no way to enjoy the cuddly season, so make sure you take steps to prevent potential winter allergy triggers with these easy tips from Karvol

  1. Wipe your feet when you come home. This ensures that outside allergens remain outside, including mould and dust. The allergens on your shoes can be spread throughout the house, triggering sneezing and itchy eyes.
  2. Stay hydrated during this time. Drinking plenty of water can help thin out mucus, making it easier to clear your airways.
  3. Use a decongestant to help you feel and breathe better. Opting for a room spray can alleviate nasal congestion caused by the symptoms of allergies, colds and flu. Try: Karvol’s Decongestant Room Spray made from a combination of aromatic oils such as eucalyptus and menthol which help you breathe easily.
  4. Vacuum regularly to get rid of winter dust and pet dander. Both of these allergens can be found all around the house and can build up over time, becoming a constant irritation for allergies.
  5. Wash your bedding in hot water every week to get rid of dust and transferred allergens.
  6. Bath pets regularly during winter (remember to use warm water and to bath them in a warm location so that they don’t get sick), to help lessen the spread of dander.