The Best Medicine for Allergies
Allergies are an abnormal response of the immune system that reacts to usually harmless substance in the environment, such as pollen, mold, animal dander, etc. Allergies are very common in America, affecting at least two out of every 10 people.
Find Natural, Affordable Allergy Relief Without Side Effects
There are various medical ways to treat allergies but they cause some degree of side effect. Intensity of side effects vary from person to person, but majority of people do experience a degree of side effect from their allergy medication. It’s no surprise that over-the-counter antihistamine can cause sleepiness, but there are also lesser-know effects from allergy medication such as:
- Increased appetite
- Altered taste and smell
- Low libido
- Infertility in women
- Long-term health issues (due to steroid treatment) – the stronger the steroid (steroid shots or creams), the more parts of the body it’s used on, and the longer it is used can lead to illnesses associated with long-term steroid use including decreased growth rate in kids, increased change of developing cataracts, osteoporosis and diabetes.
How Air Purifiers Relieve Allergy Symptoms
Air purifiers offer a non-invasive, alternate remedy to allergies. Air purifiers trap up to 99% of airborne irritants. The air inside a typical home is generally dirtier than the air outside because a house can be a source of air contaminants; consider that knowing the average American spends 90% of their time indoors. Also, forced-air heating and cooling systems circulate dust particles and bacteria through a house. Pollen and other outdoor allergens can enter into a house through open doors, windows, on even on clothing, and become caught in carpet or upholstery. On average, Americans spend $2.9 billion on over-the-counter drugs and another $400 million on prescription medicines for symptomatic relief. Utilizing an air purifier not only lightens the air for you to breathe but also the strain on your budget.
Air Purifiers clean the air by passing it through a filter which removes particles. Depending on the type of filter, some air purifiers can remove up to 99% of airborne contaminants that are small as 0.3 microns. To give examples of how small 0.3 microns is, consider a single strand of hair which is 10 microns in size. Air purifiers that utilize a HEPA filter are the most effective at removing airborne contaminants. The basic operation of an air purifier is an internal fan draws air from the room to the air purifier. Once the contaminated air reaches the air purifier, the filter sifts out the particles and releases clean air back into the room. It’s recommended to always leave the air purifier on so it continuously cleans the air. Many people leave their air purifier on highest fan speed when not at home to reach the optimal level of particle removal; once at home, they leave it on fan setting two for quieter operation.
Some people may find enough relief from their air purifier to where they no longer have the need for allergy medication. Others may still need allergy medication but not as frequently or in smaller doses.