Are you really more likely to get sick when the seasons change? Kinda sorta. MAYBE! If we’re talking about colds and other upper respiratory infections, doctors say infection rates are fairly consistent throughout the year. But there are small upticks in cold and flu contagions in fall, winter, and spring — when the weather is chillier.
Allergies definitely do rear their ugly heads when the seasons change because different pollens and other allergens are wafting through the air. So as spring melts into summer, you might feel crummy more often because of all the flower pollen you come into contact with. As fall eases into winter, moldering leaves and dusty offices provide new allergy challenges. In addition, the dropping temperature proves friendlier for cold and flu viruses floating through the air. So during our two big seasonal shifts from hot to cold and back again, it seems like everyone has the sniffles!
Seasonal allergies are extremely common among people today. There is no real way to escape it but only to adjust. Carry around to-go tissues some lipbalm and you should be good to go! As always staying hydrated helps flush any toxins out.
As for your home, we recommended at least two cleanings each year. Steam Cleaning your carpets and upholstery helps remove any dead skin or pollen stick in the fabric.
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