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5 Ways to Combat Spring Allergies
Every spring, as soon as the flowers start to blossom and the grass grows long enough that it needs to be mowed again, I start feeling that itchy feeling in my throat and my nose won’t stop running. Allergies! I think allergies are the only thing I dislike about spring, especially because I love spending time outdoors gardening, and bringing in fresh cut flowers to display in my house. Nearly everyone I know suffers from allergies and, obviously, it’s no fun. Here are some of my best tips to combat spring allergies.
Wear a mask when you are cutting the grass or doing yard work.
Help protect yourself by wearing a mask when you do outdoor chores. A mask is like an air filter for your face and will help protect yourself from pollen and dust while you work. After working outdoors, take a shower, wash your hair, and change your clothes to get rid of the pollen you brought inside on your body.
Use an indoor air filter.
You may think you are safe hiding indoors during peak allergy season, but if the air filters in your air conditioning system are dirty, you could be breathing in excess pollen and dust from the outdoors.
To manage your allergies, change the filters to help keep as much as 95 percent of allergens out of your indoor air. The home is a haven and place of relief from allergies. Make sure it stays that way by keeping your windows and doors shut and having your HVAC system serviced regularly.
Use Xyzal® Allergy 24HR to help with allergy relief.
Xyzal® Allergy 24HR is a newly available over the counter antihistamine product providing continuous all night, all day allergy relief. Available in a 10, 35, 55 and 80 count packages from your local CVS drugstore, it can provide you with 24 hour allergy relief in as little as 60 minutes.
Xyzal can help with:
- runny nose
- itchy watery eyes
- itchy nose or throat
I picked up a box of Xyzal recently from my local CVS and take one tablet before bed. I must say, it feels so nice to be able to spend time outdoors without dealing with the negative symptoms of my allergies.
Keep your windows closed to prevent pollen from entering your home.
Once the weather outside is nice and warm you may be tempted to open your windows to let the fresh air in. If you suffer from allergies you should keep your windows and doors shut, especially if you have recently cut your grass.
Try steamy showers to help with allergy symptoms.
If you are experiencing allergies, you know how miserable it can feel. When your nose won’t stop running, suddenly spring doesn’t feel like so much fun anymore.
Try taking a steamy shower to loosen up your itchy nose and throat. You can also try hanging a branch or fresh eucalyptus in your shower to create a relaxing eucalyptus steam room experience.
How are you dealing with your spring allergies this year? Let me know in the comments and make sure you pick up Xyzal on your next trip to CVS.