5 Ways to Ease Seasonal Allergies

ALLERGY

Are your eyes are red and runny? Is your nose either stuffy or running? Is your skin itchy? Do you sneeze at least 9329520 a day? Is your car drenched in a lime green powder?

My answer is yes to all of the above. That can only mean one thing, it’s officially Spring!

While I love this time of the year for many reasons including my birthday, fresh blooms and the first hint at warm weather, it definitely does a number on my body. I find myself taking a double dose of allergy medicine and wearing my glasses even more than I do already.

Over the years I’ve learned a few tricks to help alleviate the allergy pain each Spring. While these may not work for everyone and I’m no doctor, I thought I’d share them in the hopes that they may work for you as well!

Shower before bed

I’m a morning shower person, but if I’ve spent much of the day outside I will hop in the shower before bed for a quick rinse of my body and hair. Our hair collects the most pollen of anywhere on our body, then rubs off on our pillow and stays there until the bedding is washed creating a vicious cycle!

Go shoeless at home

Along with carrying pollen into the home in your hair, shoes can track pollen throughout the home. Pollen in carpet is hard to get rid of!

Recirculate air in your car

When driving to work re-circulate the air in your car instead of take in air from outside. This limits the amount of pollen entering your car.

Dry laundry indoors

Growing up my Mom loved hanging the comforters on the line outside. I remember sitting at the kitchen table watching the items blow with the breeze. I’m huge supporter of  doing so, but not during allergy season! Pollen sticks immediately to wet linens and will be brought into the house.

Give your home a Spring cleaning

Spring cleaning IS a thing. Once the pollen count starts to go down do a deep cleaning of your house and get rid of all dust bunnies, pollen layers and dirt!

What tricks do you have to get through allergy season?!

 

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  • http://kyleandjensmith.blogspot.com/ Jen

    I 100% agree about showering before bed, it has made all the difference for me.

  • Allison White

    Essential oils! I diffuse Melaluca or Lemon during this time of year and it helps calm my allergy symptoms. You can also add a few drops in the shower. :)

  • http://www.thefreeandwildblog.com Annie

    I needed this so bad cause I for real am dying lately. I have to be honest, I hadn’t thought of a lot of these- certainly not the car one and the not wearing shoes! Definitely gotta start trying these!