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Seasonal Allergies– Ugh!!
At the moment, almost everyone in our house is suffering with some form of allergy. I, for one, am allergic to dust mites, which I have kept in check by eliminating their breeding grounds, like carpet and drapes. (I’ve also eliminated dusting by not doing it.) Paul and the kids have not been so fortunate. They all suffer miserably from seasonal allergies due to pollen. Eva has been the most affected because the garden I planted, chock full of spring flowers, is right outside her room. At her request I planted a tubular rose vine right next to her bedroom window. I would hate to rip everything out and she doesn’t want that either. She and I planted the sunflower seeds together and we are very excited to see them grow. Once everything is in full bloom, I fear her allergies will get even worse. I know how she feels because I had the worst hay fever when I was her age. Fortunately, I outgrew it. But the symptoms can be debilitating. Itchy, watering eyes, runny nose, wheezing. It’s awful. We tried all kinds of allergy medications, but they stop working once she builds up a resistance to them.
I wanted to spare her any further discomfort, so I took the plunge and purchased an air purifier for her room when she told me that her allergies are the worst when she is at home. After doing research I bought an air purifer online, which is the only way I have time to shop these days. It is mildly noisy, but kind of white noise, and since she’s such a deep sleeper anyway, it doesn’t bother her. She wakes up refreshed and there’s no more sneezing fits in the morning. If you have similar problems, you can read more reviews of air purifiers online.Published on May 20, 2012 · Filed under: PRODUCT REVIEWS;