Seasonal allergies have just been a part of my life for as long as I can honestly recall.
When I was a kid, my mom had me on prescription meds to control the allergy symptoms.
I remember how glad I was to be able to go outside with the other kids and get out of the HVAC. This is because I suffered as much inside the air conditioning as I did outside. And now, I know exactly why. As I aged, my body grew a bit more tolerant of seasonal allergies or what we always called hay fever. I could do without the prescriptions as they made me much more drowsy as I grew older. But I still suffered with the pollen levels in the spring and late summer or early fall. I did my best to deal with it using OTC meds. Still, I didn’t understand why I couldn’t avoid the pollen when inside. That’s because the indoor air has all sorts of pollen and other allergens floating around in it. This was news to me when the HVAC professional gave me that information. I did some research and found that poor indoor air quality was a lot bigger problem that just related to seasonal allergies. So we had the HVAC company put in a whole home air purification system. The results were simply astounding. That air purifier destroys all the airborne contaminants and that means all the pollen as well. I can now get some sanctuary in my home from the pollen outside. And our indoor air quality is the best there is.