Five tips for preventing allergy flare ups this winter!

Do you struggle with allergies symptoms during winter? You’re not alone.

Many allergy sufferers notice flare-ups in the cooler months because we tend to spend more time indoors with less ventilation, leaving us more exposed to common environmental allergens like dust mites and mould.

Check out these top five tips to beat winter allergies!

1. Wash your bed sheets more frequently – Your bedroom is one of the number one hiding spots for dust mites. So, if you wake up feeling stuffy or sneezing, dust mites in your bedding may be the cause. During winter, wash your sheets about once a week with hot water and add a dash of tea tree oil.

2. Use an air filter – Air filters can help remove allergens like dust mites, moulds and pet dander that can float in the air, especially when there is less ventilation.

3. Groom your pets more often – Frequent bathing and brushing can help keep pet dander at bay. Investing in a groomer may be the way to go if grooming yourself causes allergy flare-ups.

4. Boost your immune system to prevent colds and flu – Colds and flu can compromise the immune system and lead to allergy flare-ups. Supplements like zinc, vitamins C and D, and echinacea may not only help you recover more quickly, but can even prevent them in the first place.

5. Get a PAT top-up session – Our natural allergy treatment, Positive Association Technique (PAT), may help reduce your reactions to common winter allergy triggers like dust mites, moulds and pet hair.

At HWA, we perform a natural allergy treatment called Positive Association Technique (PAT), which may help reduce your reactions and help manage the symptoms of allergy-related conditions.

PAT is a non-invasive holistic therapy, which:

  • draws on acupressure and kinesiology techniques
  • aims to re-train your body
  • may reduce your reactions to food and environmental substances that may be causing or exacerbating your allergy symptoms

This blog is intended as general information only. PAT cannot diagnose or cure allergies – it is intended to decrease reactions and help manage symptoms. It is not intended to raise unrealistic expectations. If symptoms persist, consult your GP.

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