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:
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.
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.
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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