So you thought you’d get through Winter with no colds or flu this year but then you realised that wherever you go, people are sneezing and coughing.
There is no doubt that there is an increase in sinus related problems and most of it is caused by the long dry winter we’ve had and the high dust and pollen count in our air. As Spring arrives, that is set to increase so here are some useful tips for you.
1. REDUCE MOULD IN YOUR HOME
Inhaling mould spores can cause symptoms like sneezing and runny noses so limit damp cupboards and wet surfaces. The common culprits are showers stalls, refrigerator drip trays, leaky taps and garbage bins.
You can reduce the problem by fixing leaking taps and pipes, opening windows for better ventilation, installing dehumidifiers and using cleaning solutions designed to kill mould and mildew.
2. CLEAN YOUR CELL PHONE
Stats indicate that 1 in 6 cell phones have faecal matter on them! That’s poo and that’s gross.
So wash your hands regularly and well. Use an antibacterial soap or hand sanitizer and find a good disinfectant wipe to clean your phone thoroughly.
3. CUT YOUR FINGERNAILS
Did you know that tiny pinworm eggs often get stuck under your fingernails? They can end up on anything touched by someone who has pinworms: on a counter in the kitchen, in a bed, or on a desk at school. The eggs also can be on clothes, towels, or eating utensils.
That’s why it’s good to keep fingernails short and cut the habit if you tend to chew on your nails.
4. CLEAN YOUR HAIRBRUSHES
Dust, conditioner, oil, germs and even dust mites could be in your hairbrush so make an effort to clean it often.
Good control steps, whether it is installing an air purifier or cleaning your carpets, furniture and bedding with controlling anti-allergen products, can significantly improve the well-being of your house and people living in it.
5. BABY PROOF YOUR HOME
If you are a new parent you are probably concerned about safeguarding the health and development of your new-born. Do you know that proper hygiene habits can help to keep your baby disease-free? Hygiene plays a crucial role to boost your baby’s overall health and well-being. Apart from basic cleanliness, you need to pay special attention to keeping your baby away from harmful infections. Limit your baby’s exposure to harmful germs and microbes, keep your home clean and keep those dirty nappies in sealed plastic bags or invest in a nappy dispenser to do the job for you.