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The Allergy Relief Center - Your BEST resource for allergy relief products.

The Allergy Relief Center offers high-quality, physician-recommended products for airborne allergy prevention, pollen allergy relief and seasonal allergy control. The Allergy Relief Center is dedicated to providing he finest allergy relief and control products at competitive prices, together with superior customer service.

Airborne allergies (wind-blown pollen generated by trees, grass, plants and weeds) are a major cause of illness and disability. For the 40-50 million allergy sufferers in Americans, inhaling airborne allergens can produce a variety of allergic symptoms. Because pollen grains are small and buoyant, they can remain airborne for hundreds of miles. 

Common airborne allergies include: 

  • Pollen allergies.

  • Seasonal allergies.

  • Tree allergies.

  • Plant allergies.

  • Grass allergies.

  • Weed allergies.

  • Ragweed allergies.

  • Hay fever allergies.

  • Pine tree pollen allergy.

  • Oak tree pollen allergy.

  • Birch tree pollen allergy.

  • Bermuda grass allergy.

  • St. Augustine grass allergy.

  • Ragweed allergy.

  • Lantana plant allergy.

  • Poison Oak and Poison Ivy allergy.

  • Mold spores allergy.

  • Chrysanthemum allergy

Typical allergic symptoms caused by airborne allergens include sneezing, runny nose and nasal congestion (allergic rhinitis or hay fever). When an allergy victim's eyes are affected, they may experience itchy, watery and red eyes. Inhaling airborne allergens may cause reduced lung capacity and difficulty breathing. Contact allergies from touching plants, grass, leaves and even substances such as latex, can trigger hives or a skin rash. Many medical personnel develop a latex allergy from latex protective gloves.

The same airborne pollens can also cause contact allergies or skin allergies when pollen comes into contact with the skin. Most people are familiar with the skin eruptions (hives) and itching from touching poison oak or poison ivy plants. However, severe and life-threatening reactions can occur if an allergy sufferer inhales poison oak or poison ivy pollen, either directly from the plant or when plants are burned and pollen is carried in the smoke.

For some highly allergic individuals the allergy season never ends. Trees typically pollinate in the early spring, but can begin releasing pollen in January in the southern states, especially following a mild winter. Grass pollinates in the late spring and summer. Summer brings increased dust and even dust storms in some areas. Weeds pollinate in the summer and early fall. In warmer climates of the southern states, ragweed typically releases pollen in September and October. And November brings out the freshly cut evergreen holiday trims and Christmas trees that decorate workplaces, retail stores and homes.

Controlling airborne allergies:

Educate yourself. Learn about the pollen cycles in your area and track your allergy symptoms. Many newspapers and television news reports include pollen counts specifically tailored to the most common allergies.

Schedule allergy testing by a physician:

For more severe or long-lasting allergy symptoms, medical testing is vital. Allergy testing increases your knowledge about specific allergens and allows victims to pinpoint which allergens to avoid. Allergy testing may include blood count and several other blood tests, including the IgE allergy antibody; nasal smear, pulmonary function study, chest and sinus X-rays, plus a detailed symptomatic medical history. As many 120 substances may be used in puncture testing on the upper back and arms to pinpoint exactly which allergens affect you. Intradermal tests of substances on the arms and dermatitis patch tests may be used as well, based on the puncture test results.

Reduce your exposure to airborne allergens, such as pollens:

  • Stay indoors during peak airborne allergy and hay fever seasons.

  • Keep windows and doors closed. "Fresh air" contains millions of airborne pollen grains, which can be inhaled by allergic individuals.

  • Caulk and seal windows to stop pollen and dust infiltration.

  • Install a high-performance allergy-free Taskmaster Healthmate or Pleat-A-Static electrostatic air filter in your central air conditioning and heating system to extract pollen.

  • Choose the "Circulate" setting for home and auto air-conditioning system to avoid introducing outside air containing airborne allergens.

  • Wear a 3M-pollen mask and gloves when working outside, doing household tasks or grooming pets.

  • It may be necessary to take an extra dose of physician-prescribed medication before outside activities.

  • Remove clothing and wash with Allersearch Wash Detergent or De-mite Laundry Additive.

  • Wash your hair, face, arms and legs after performing outside tasks. 

  • Do not keep gardening or other outside clothing in the home. 

  • Bathe pets frequently with Allerpet and keep pets outdoors. Pets bring pollen inside on their fur and trigger pollen allergies. 

  • Remove carpet and area rugs if possible, or wash rugs in hot water every week with Allersearch Wash Detergent to remove pollen grains. Pollen can trigger airborne allergies when you walk through carpet or move about on upholstered furniture.

  • Use AirFree Purification Systems to control odors, dust, pollen, mold, animal dander, as well as some bacteria.

  • Delegate house cleaning to others and leave the house when it is performed. 

  • If you must vacuum, wear a 3M-pollen mask to avoid airborne allergens and use a Panasonic vacuum cleaner.

  • If you must dust, wear a 3M-pollen mask and use Allerdust Dusting Aid and Allergex Dust Control Spray to limit dust allergens and avoid making dust airborne. When dusting, use Taskmaster's electrostatically charged cleaning cloths and dust mops that attract and keep dust from becoming airborne.

Avoid cumulative airborne allergen exposures:

Airborne allergy symptoms grow more severe with each successive allergen exposure. Like stacking blocks, one too many blocks causes the whole stack to topple.

  • Reduce your exposure to dust mites. Dust mite allergens become airborne allergens when you move in bed. 

  • Encase your bedding with Taskmaster’s Pristine products, remove carpet and limit upholstered furniture to avoid multiple allergen exposures.
  • Allergies can lead to asthma, especially in children, causing permanent lung damage. Fortunately, information about allergies and allergy control products can help people with airborne allergies live normal lives through the following prevention practices:

    • Airborne allergy treatment.

    • Avoidance of airborne allergens.

    • Symptomatic medications - drug therapy.

    • Immunotherapy - airborne allergy desensitizing injections.

The Allergy Relief Center provides quality airborne allergy reduction products, including:


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