Spring is lovely. The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, the weather is nice, but you might find yourself suffering from allergies. It can be hard to enjoy the spring season when you’re spending all day sneezing and coughing with a runny nose and itchy eyes. Allergies are hard to cope with because they can make you feel sick and many allergy medications make you tired, making it difficult to get things done throughout the day. It might seem like there’s no way to combat allergy season, but with a few tips and tricks you can power through the allergies.
Find A Non-Drowsy Allergy Medicine
There are plenty of allergy medications that won’t make you sleepy. Finding the one that works right for you is the key to dealing with persistent allergies. Since everyone’s bodies react differently it might take a few tries of different medications to find the one that helps you.
Try Natural Remedies
Eating honey that is sourced locally can help with allergies because you are ingesting small amounts of local pollen which your body will build up a resistance to over time. Certain essential oils such as lavender, lemon, peppermint, and tea tree are also known to help with allergies.
Wash Your Bedding
If you are suffering from allergies at night, try washing your bedding. Our sheets and pillows can collect dust and other allergens that irritate us throughout the night while we are sleeping.
Turn Off the Fan
Ceiling fans and free standing fans can be great for getting air circulation and reducing heat, but they also circulate allergens. Stop using the fans and turn up the air conditioning instead, but make sure your filters are clean.
Taking a shower can help reduce allergies because it washes away the pollen and other allergens that may have collected on you throughout the day. Our hair is a magnet for allergens because they get stuck while you’re walking outside.
Change Your Clothes
Just like our hair and bodies, our clothes also attract allergens that cause us to itch and sneeze. If your allergies are really bad, take off your clothes as soon as you get home, take a shower, and change into clean clothes. Make sure you’re putting the dirty close that has been exposed to allergens outside somewhere they won’t bother you.