5 Survival Tips for Spring Allergy Season

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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.

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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.

5 Survival Tips for Spring Allergy Season

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.

5 Survival Tips for Spring Allergy Season

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.

5 Survival Tips for Spring Allergy Season

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!

5 Survival Tips for Spring Allergy Season

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5 Survival Tips for Spring Allergy Season


Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 26 Comments

    1. Jenn

      I agree. I used to take pills, but Flonase works so much better for me.

  1. Liz Mays

    We do tend to run into allergy troubles this time of year. These are great ideas. I have to check out the Flonase Sensimist!

    1. Jenn

      I love everything about spring except the allergies.

  2. Aimee Smith

    Ah spring time. the season I hate most because of my allergies! These are all great tips!

  3. Jeanette

    A friend of mine has got severe allergies in the spring. I’m not sure what he is taking right now but I will definitely tell him about this one because boy does he suffer.

  4. Amy Desrosiers

    I sure could use this product about now. I am already starting to get stuffed, itchy and dry. My eyes and throat are bothering me.

    1. Jenn

      My eyes are just starting to bother me.

  5. Shelley

    Oak is what gets me every year. It’s so bad. I start itching from head to toe and it drives me nuts! These are great tips.

    1. Jenn

      Me too and we have huge oaks in my yard. Sigh!

  6. katrina gehman

    allergies are hitting hard this year. i need all the tips i can get.

    1. Jenn

      I am not looking forward to the pollen counts rising in my area.

  7. Stacie

    My allergies can get quite bad during allergy season. I will have to see about getting Flonase Sensimist.

    1. Jenn

      So many of us suffer. Let me know if you try it and how it goes.

  8. Sherry

    I’ve always just taken over the counter medication and have never seen an allergist. I think I should see which pollens affect me most.

    1. Jenn

      It is really helpful to know. Then you can be prepared before those pollen counts rise.

  9. gingermommyrants

    We have terrible allergies in our family. I will have to pick some of this up to try. It would be amazing to be able to get outside on the high pollen days.

    1. Jenn

      Right? It’s hard to stay inside when the weather is so nice.

  10. Sinisa

    With outdoor sports starting up allergies are back again too. I will try Flonase for my kids

  11. Allergies go wild at our house during spring. In fact, my hubby and all four of our kids get lots of symptoms so your survival tips will come in handy for us as spring has just begun.

    1. Jenn

      Wow! That is rough. My daughter is lucky not to have any allergies. My son and I suffer the worst.

  12. Victoria Sconion

    Flonase is one of our essentials in our house. My oldest deals with a lot of nose bleeds because of the pollen and dry air. I think it has helped her be able to enjoy nature more without causing runny nose or itchy eyes.

  13. Paola

    This is a great post! Many people suffer from allergies and I think an allergy-free vacation is a great idea for relief at least once a year!

  14. Alice Jones

    My mother and I always get allergies in the spring, so I’ve been looking online for some tips on how to avoid getting sick. I like how you gave the suggestion that we should visit an allergist. It’s interesting how an allergist can explain when to avoid going outside.

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