5 Ways to Survive Spring Allergies
You guys! Spring is coming, spring is coming! Spring is my absolute favourite time of year, and it’s not just because my birthday is in May. (Although, I’m turning 40 this year, so that’s a pretty awesome reason to be excited for spring!) I just love everything about this time of year. Watching the snow banks melt away, seeing the crocuses bud and the leaves come out on the trees. Being able to walk my kids to school without freezing our faces off, and the dog not shivering like crazy while out for potty breaks.
What I absolutely despise about spring are my environmental allergies. I’m allergic to ohhh, everything that grows outside my house. The trees, the grass, the weeds, the flowers, the moulds, all of it. My eyes burn and are so itchy. My nose itches and runs. I sneeze. I can’t even wear mascara because I can’t wear waterproof stuff, and my watery eyes wash all the normal stuff away.
5. I give the house a deep cleaning.
Because we have dust allergies at our house, I keep it pretty allergen-free, but after being closed up most of the winter, dust happens. So I give the house a really deep cleaning so that I know my allergies aren’t being exacerbated by the allergens inside when the ones outside start their attack.
4. I medicate.
There’s no need to suffer. I take REACTINE® and it helps alleviate my symptoms for up to 24 hours. Once I take a pill I know relief is around the corner since REACTINE® can start to work in 20 minutes and lasts for such a long time. (Here’s a coupon for REACTINE® if you’d like to use it, too!)
3. I use sinus flushes.
In addition to my REACTINE® I have a Neti Pot and my sinuses thank me whenever I use it by not being plugged 24/7. Bye-bye itchy, runny nose!
2. We change the furnace and air conditioning filters.
We use HEPA filters to reduce the allergens circulating through the air year-round, and change them regularly.
1. We make sure we’re eating healthily to help boost our immune systems.
It works! A strong immune system can fight off the symptoms better than a weakened one, so even if the allergens attack, it won’t seem so bad if your immune system’s strong.
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