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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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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.
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!
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.
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.
Wow! That is rough. My daughter is lucky not to have any allergies. My son and I suffer the worst.
With outdoor sports starting up allergies are back again too. I will try Flonase for my kids
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.
Right? It’s hard to stay inside when the weather is so nice.
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.
It is really helpful to know. Then you can be prepared before those pollen counts rise.
My allergies can get quite bad during allergy season. I will have to see about getting Flonase Sensimist.
So many of us suffer. Let me know if you try it and how it goes.
allergies are hitting hard this year. i need all the tips i can get.
I am not looking forward to the pollen counts rising in my area.
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.
Me too and we have huge oaks in my yard. Sigh!
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.
My eyes are just starting to bother me.
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.
Yes, pass it along.
Ah spring time. the season I hate most because of my allergies! These are all great tips!
Thanks. Glad to help!
We do tend to run into allergy troubles this time of year. These are great ideas. I have to check out the Flonase Sensimist!
I love everything about spring except the allergies.
I love Flonase. I’ve been using it for years, and it really helps.
I agree. I used to take pills, but Flonase works so much better for me.