Spring blooming and spring cleaning can bring hay fever and allergies to light.
The fresh cut grass, blooming flowers, and blossoming trees of spring are typically a pleasant sight for all. However, the pleasantries of spring can give way to sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, and feeling groggy. So while many people consider spring their favorite season, the rest of us dread the first dusting of pollen.
As well as the usual sneezing, coughing, and watering eyes, inhalant allergies can leave you feeling lethargic, irritable, and depressed. These side effects can take the joy out of the season!
Survive allergy season with these tips:
- Get symptom relief: Over-the-counter decongestants will help a stuffy nose while antihistamines can tackle sniffles and itching. Be sure to pick up a packet (or few) to prepare you for the season ahead.
- Rinse with salt water: Try a saline nasal rinse which helps to clear allergens like pollen from your nasal membranes, in turn minimizing symptoms.
- Change after work: Don’t drag allergens throughout your home where they’ll continue to cause your symptoms to act up. Change clothes and shoes when you get in from work or spending time outside.
- Have an indoor workout: Check pollen counts in the morning and try to stay indoors when they’re high. This may mean swapping your neighborhood run for an hour at the gym.
- Choose the right window: If you’re allergic to pollen, keep your windows closed and run the air conditioner. If you’re allergic to indoor allergies such as mold and dust, open the windows and let in some fresh air!
- Strengthen your immune system: Some allergies are relieved by a well-maintained immune system. Eat a balanced diet and stock up on Vitamin C during spring.
If you find yourself sneezing and spluttering, be sure to put these tips into practice!
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