Sometimes I wonder if I’m doing enough for my allergy symptoms.
I take all of the medications that my doctor prescribes me.
I dust and vacuum my house daily to remove any potential airborne lung irritants, but that isn’t enough either. My sinuses get clogged and my breathing is full of coughs and wheezes. As things got worse, I started scouring the web for solutions to my physiological problems. The problem was narrowing down the field of possibilities, as I could have anything from basic allergies to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Many of the guides I found helped with disinfecting and cleaning various places in the house that could be a source of lung irritation. Don’t get me wrong, I think it is great to keep all surfaces regularly dusted with the floors mopped regularly as well, this only goes so far with making my allergy symptoms abate completely. But, it wasn’t too far from the real explanation. Although my problems were not necessarily being exacerbated by dust and dirt on random surfaces around the house, the problem was still dust related. In reality it was the dust accumulating in my air conditioner filters. I was only replacing them once every six to eight weeks which left the filter full of dust fairly quickly, both obstructing my air conditioner’s air flow as well as reintroducing dust back into the air going in and out of my lungs. I decided to buy a bunch of filters in bulk in hopes that changing my filter twice as frequently as before will improve my allergy symptoms for good. If it has some realizable positive effect on my allergy symptoms, it will be worth the money spent.