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Ah, Spring. A magical time of year. Song birds are chirping, leaf buds are about to open and flowers start to bloom. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when many seasonal allergies “spring” into action. Soccer games are notorious for flare ups for both my son and I. Here are some tips to survive spring allergy season.
5 Survival Tips for Spring Allergy Season
5. Visit an Allergist
Seasonal allergies were in my life for years before I saw an allergist. I just took an over the counter medicine when my allergies were bad. I had no idea what specific pollens I was allergic to. It’s important to see an allergist so that you can make decisions according to the pollen counts specific to your allergies.
4. Know Your Pollen Count
After seeing an allergist, you are armed with information to help you keep an eye on pollen counts specific to you. For example, I know to stay inside as much as possible when pine pollen is high in my area. For my son, we keep an eye on other tree and grass pollens.
3. Keep pollen outside
When you come inside from your backyard or other areas where you were likely exposed to pollen, take off your shoes, change your clothes and take a shower to get rid of as much pollen as possible. Keeping windows closed and air conditioning on can help reduce pollen in your home as well.
2. Treat Your Pollen Allergies
There is a wide variety of prescription and over the counter medications available to help with allergies. I was recently introduced to FLONASE® Sensimist Allergy Relief. Having used FLONASE in the past, I was eager to give this new product a try. Sensimist spray provides a gentle, yet powerful mist to help allergy symptoms. My son and I both appreciate the more gentle mist and the short, less invasive spray nozzle.
FLONASE® Sensimist is a non-drowsy medication that provides 24-hour relief of those annoying allergy symptoms like itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing. It protects against allergies by helping to block six key inflammatory substances. FLONASE® Sensimist has also been found to be 40% stronger than a leading non-drowsy allergy pill. Sign me up!
1. Consider an Allergy Vacation
I have done this a number of years. Our spring break is in April and we often take a trip to Florida where our allergies disappear for a week. Often a beach or seashore area, even close to where you live, can provide some relief. Besides, we allergy suffers deserve to take a break and relax. Last year, we even got to hug a dolphin!
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