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How To Combat Spring Allergies

Spring for me means allergies. I noticed it a few weeks ago. I started waking up every day with a scratchy throat, running nose, and just feeling bleh. But I’m not sick. Throughout the day I’m sneezing all the time, coughing, and being outside for long periods of time can be bad. Over the years I have put together an arsenal to help combat spring allergies. I don’t want to miss out on bike rides or trail walks. I don’t want to feel congested and crappy all the time. If you have experienced any of this here are my steps on how to combat spring allergies:

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Shower Often: I find that showering, washing my face, etc right when I get up really helps. The steam is good for congestion and will also wake you up. I also shower at night to get all the crap from the day away. Pollen and crap from the air can really stay on your clothes or with you all day. This really helps me a lot.

Keep Ricola With You: So the scratchy throat guys its real. I hate it so much. For YEARS Ricola has been my go to. I never leave home without it. I keep some in my car as well as a few in my makeup bag. They are amazing for allergies and I find myself popping them in my mouth throughout the day. Did you know over 50% of people with seasonal allergies suffer coughs and itchy throats too? If you’re one of them, try popping a drop of Ricola. Ricola’s secret blend of 10 Swiss herbs can give your throat an extra drop of soothing relief. When you’re treating your allergies, Ricola is the extra drop of (allergy symptom) relief that soothes your itchy throat and cough. That’s because every Ricola drop has their Swiss Herb blend that goes to work to quickly and naturally relieve an itchy throat and cough caused by allergies.

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Drink Lots: Meaning water and hot tea with lemon! Every morning I drink a big glass of water and drink tons throughout the day. I try to add lemon when I can. I also drink a lot of hot tea, especially when my throat is feeling bad. Adding in lemon and honey can really help with any kind of grossness that may be building up.

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Use An Antihistamine: I started taking one daily around mid-March when I just couldn’t handle the way I was feeling. I find taking one every morning to be key for me. I highly suggest grabbing one at your pharmacy. I find the ones behind the pharmacy counter (with Pseudoephedrine) to be more effective than the ones on the shelves (with Phenylephrine).

Another thing I recently discovered were Antihistamine Eye Drops. My Optometrist recommended these because my eyes were dry and itchy. They are amazing! Be sure to check these out!

I hope you guys don’t suffer from spring allergies but if you are like me and you do these things will REALLY help you out a lot. I don’t want to miss out on fun outdoor time and really no one should have to stay inside just to not deal with allergies.

What are your tips for to combat spring allergies?

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30 Comments

  1. Nicole wrote:

    I had no idea Ricola had any herbal value at all, so I’m glad to know it. It may have something to do with trauma related to my high school Chemistry teacher singing, “Ni-cola!” (to the Ricola jingle) each time he saw me. I”m glad to know they do help with the scratchy throat as one of my children has seasonal allergies. For him, we just use an antihistamine when he needs it.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. my boyfriend suffers from it..and i think showering helps tremendously. i will have to remind him about ricola esp for stuffy days.

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  3. We don’t have any allergies so no tips there. I have used Ricola for sore throat and cough/cold and liked the taste.

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  4. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) wrote:

    I start taking allergy meds in April and usually my allergies pass by the end of May! Yay.

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  5. Ivanna wrote:

    Great tips! I have been suffering. I need to give these a try. Thanks

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  6. Theresa B. wrote:

    Great tips! I do some of them already but I’ll have to try the ricola.

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  7. I need to reduce, if not eliminate dairy. It gives me more mucous so I know allergies bother me more when I have more mucous.

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  8. Chel wrote:

    My allergies are the worst! no home remedies help them so I combo my prescription strength stuff + lots of tea!

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  9. I’m sitting over my cup of coffee blowing my allergy nose. Thanks for the great tips!

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  10. Amanda wrote:

    Spring allergies are the worst for me too! I get so annoyed by people who continually ask if I’m sick…NO my allergies just look and feel like the flu :/

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  11. Liz Mays wrote:

    Antahistamines are totally key for allergies. I also use an air cleaner and that helps a lot!

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  12. Emily wrote:

    These are great tips!! I will definitely have to try some. I didn’t know about the eye drops!

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  13. I currently have no voice because my allergies are so bad, so I really appreciate this post! I’ve done the same things except haven’t taken any cough drops yet.

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  14. I’ve had a terrible cough for weeks now and I would not be surviving without cough drops!

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  15. Rachel wrote:

    Spring allergies are the worst! Tea and Ricola are my favorites as well!

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  16. My allergies this spring have been pretty rough. Love these tips for combatting allergies.

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  17. Kari wrote:

    My allergies reared up and killed me this weekend. My throat feels swollen shut. So frustrating!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

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  18. Carrie wrote:

    I love Ricola! They are the best cough drops!

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  19. Rachel wrote:

    Neely, I feel like we have an unspoken connection haha. Last week with the book list and this week with allergies! Mine were so bad this weekend! I definitely needed this post!

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

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  20. I’ve never thought about using cough drops for allergies. I’ve only used them for a cold.

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  21. Kat wrote:

    I’ve never had allergies before this year and now I”m DYING! Thanks for the tips because I’m really at a loss here. lol

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  22. Jaime wrote:

    I take a daily allergy tablet. The only time I stopped it was when I was in the hospital having my baby a few weeks ago. The pollen in my area is out of control and I really hate allergy season!!

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  23. Sierra wrote:

    Allergies are really the worst! I take a daily antihistamine, but I haven’t heard of the eye drops! I definitely need to check them out because contacts and itchy eyes do not mix well at all. Lovely post!

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  24. I’m a big honey and tea girl. It keeps me from losing my voice in the spring and summer. I also keep my eye drops in my purse. I can’t stand itchy eyes!

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  25. My husband has been having such terrible allergies. We’ve been using some essential oils that have helped some.

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  26. Jeanine wrote:

    I recently tried ricola for the first time and they were awesome. The lemon and honey ones are my go to!

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  27. Jenny wrote:

    I am not normally one to have allergies but they sure have been acting up this season for some reason.

    xoxo, Jenny

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  28. Roxy wrote:

    I don’t think i knew there were antihistamine eye drops. I really suffer March through like June. I cling hard to my Claritin and tissues.

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  29. We suffer from terrible spring allergies here. It is miserable when you have a stuffy head and nose.

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  30. Tami wrote:

    I dislike spring allergies. I do like Ricola cough drops when I’m feeling like crud.

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