The holiday season is in full swing, and while we love this festive and fun time of year, we also know that colds and allergies can get worse during the winter months. Since no one wants to miss out on quality time with family and friends because of a stuffy nose, there are ways that you can keep smart about staying healthy during the winter months.
Having visitors for the holidays can be a merry treat, but friends and family bring more than just their luggage when they come to your home – they carry in germs and bacteria as well. Keep yourself from getting sick by washing your hands frequently and making sure that anyone with a cough or stuffy nose covers their mouth.
If you celebrate Christmas with a real pine tree, be wary of mold that may sneak in on the needles or bark, and make sure to dispose of any fallen needles right away. If you prefer an artificial tree to keep the pollen and mold at bay, remember to clean the tree frequently, as the needles provide a lot of surface area for dust to settle and collect.
Rain and snow are great when you’re inside sipping on hot cocoa, but they also create a moist environment where mold loves to thrive. Keep humidity levels below 50%, and make sure to plug up any leaky windows or places where moisture can seep in. You may also want to add an air purifier, such as our MinusA2 with the Germ Defense Customized Filter, that can tackle any dust, mold, or germs that make it into the air. With an air purifier in the home you can worry less about airborne allergens and germs, and focus on the important things – the people you love!