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Both of my kids play soccer and my son also baseball. This means I spend a lot of time on the sidelines and in the bleachers during allergy season. What are my secrets to surviving this time of year without feeling miserable. Check out what’s in my purse to keep me feeling my best.
What’s In My Purse for Spring Sports Spectating
It’s important to keep hydrated all year long, but sitting in the sun while watching sports it’s especially important. According to WebMD, not being properly hydrated during allergy season may even lead to more frequent and more intense allergy symptoms. I love an insulated stainless steel bottle, which helps keep my water ice cold for hours.
I don’t go anywhere without lip balm with sun protection built in. A sassy scent like wild berry is one of my favorites. I hate nothing more than chapped lips. I keep an extra in my car too!
Well, what mom doesn’t have her cell phone these days. It’s great for taking pictures and keeping in touch with my husband if he’s attending another game. A few game apps help keep my daughter entertained with my son is playing baseball. Many weather apps will help you check pollen counts to be prepared too!
It’s super important to protect your eyes with UVA/UVB blocking sunglasses. You’ll not only be protecting your eyes, but you will be able to see your kids better without the glare of the sun. I like the bonus of protecting the more delicate areas around my eyes.
Sunscreen or an umbrella
Of course sunscreen is super important as well. I bring a spray to make sure my kids playing the sport are protected. For me, I like a lighter lotion version. I wear makeup with SPF and protect any bare skin. For really hot days, I’ll sometimes bring a golf umbrella to protect my skin and keep cool.
Especially if you are at a game with a snack bar, pack your own healthy snacks so you are not tempted to buy unhealthy chips, hot dogs, etc. I always pack a protein bar and fresh fruit. If I have one of my kids on the sidelines, I’ll pack a mix of slightly sweet cereal with blueberries or raisins. Helps keep them from begging for snack bar candy.
FLONASE® Sensimist Allergy Relief
I was recently introduced to FLONASE® Sensimist Allergy Relief. I love it and always carry it my purse. This way, I have easy access to my daily dose in case I forget at home. I can also give a dose to my son if needed. The FLONASE® 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!
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I almost always forget to take water. Then I’m dying of thirst and cursing my forgetfulness! This is a great list for those spring sporting events!
Nice Article…keep up the good work.
I always keep allergy medicine in my purse like you do. You just never know when allergies are going to sneak up on you.
My daughter already got the first sunburn of the season so I know you can never be too prepared or careful. I will remember Flonase when the allergies kick in.
I love this! I have most of these in our bag during this season. It’s always great to be ready! 😀
allergies are horrible. it’s great when you find a really good option
I always have a bunch of tissues in my bag. I tend to sneeze a lot in the Spring time. I will have to check out Flonase.
Those are very smart items to have in your purse, now and year-round. Flonase sounds like it really helps with your allergies.
I will have to tell my Dad about Flonase. It sounds like it could make a huge difference for him. He used to love to spend time outside.
Flonase made a huge difference for me last year. I will have to pick some up before my allergies hit this year.
I always carry tissues in my bag. Spring time comes with a lot of sneezing for me. I will have to give Flonase a try.
We paid this weekend because I forgot the sunscreen for a track meet! It is great to have a purse plan for outdoor activities for sure!
I do have allergies too! Now that the weather is warmer, I could use something to help with my allergies.
Suffering from seasonal allergies are the worst. I always have tissue in my purse for when they act up. I will have to see about getting Flonase.
I’ve seen Flonase many times but have never tried it. With the way my allegeries been acting lately I need to add one to my pure too!
It’s that time of year again, yes? I’ve always had good luck with Flonase and for the first time in my 60 years I’m having allergy reactions to nature. This is new for me and I’m not liking it one bit. 😉
There is a family I know that has suffered with allergies for years. I have no idea if they’ve tried what you have here but I will definitely tell them about it.
Yep. You and I have the same purse, it seems! I never go anywhere without Flonase. Everyone in our family has allergies, so we have to have it on hand at all times.
My allergies are already started to bother me. I need to pick this up for some relief!
Sunscreen and allergy meds are always with me in the spring and summer. It’s my favorite time of the year.
I used to use Flonase all the time. It definitely works for those pesky allergies.