Most of us associate allergies with being outdoors. There’s a reason all those television ads show people wheezing in the presence of pollen, dust and changing seasons. But few of those ads address the frequency with which those same symptoms follow allergies sufferers inside the house, even after they have washed their hands and face.
We bring the outdoors with us when we shrug off those coats, flip off those shoes and sit on the sofa in our jeans from the day. The good news is that the solution is just as simple as the culprit:
An easy solution to cut down on what follows you inside is to simply take off your shoes when entering the home. . . . And leave your outerwear coat in the hallway closet rather than putting it in an interior closet to avoid contamination, Wilson said, because there’s a good chance pollen is lurking on it.
You don’t need to build an airlock in your home to minimize indoor exposure to pollen and other particulates. Keep your outerwear segregated, keep yourself clean, and remember to change out sheets and pillows regularly. And if you still find yourself wheezing indoors, contact a sinus surgeon for a full allergy testing panel today.