9 Tips for Fighting Off Spring Allergies

allergiesIt’s great that spring time is here. I don’t know about the rest of you, but this woman is mighty sick of the winter. I can’t wait until it’s warm enough for me to enjoy the outdoors. I’m about to go crazy from being cooped up in the house so much. One of the things that suck about spring is all the allergies that it brings with it and I’ve certainly been getting hit with those. The runny nose, itchy eyes, etc… If you’re getting hit with allergies, you have nothing to worry about; because I have some tips for you that will help you fight them off. These are the same things I’ve been doing to try and keep them at bay.

#1. Take Medicine ASAP

If you suffer from allergies every year around spring time, you should start taking medication in advance. If you start taking medicine before the allergies appear, they won’t last as long and they will be less severe.

#2. Close Your Windows

The air outside around allergy season is filled with pollen and mold spores. Therefore, you want to keep things like that outside. It can be tempting to open your windows to allow the spring air into your home, but that will also allow allergens to enter your home freely.

#3. Keep Your Car Windows Rolled Up

Driving with the windows down is tempting, because the warmer weather feels good, but it’s important that you keep the windows rolled up for now. Instead, you should use your vehicle’s air conditioning system.

#4. Keep Track of Pollen and Mold Counts

There are websites that will tell you how much pollen and mold is in the air on any given day. Make use of these websites and try to avoid the outdoors while levels are high.

#5. Keep Up with the Laundry

Remember that mold and pollen can make its way into your home on your clothes and the clothes of anyone else that lives in your house. Therefore, you should make sure you do laundry every day.

#6. Wash Your Pets

Just like with clothes, pets will get pollen and mold on them when they’re outside, as well. Therefore, you should wash your pets after they’ve been outside and you may want to consider keeping them indoors until allergy season is over.

#7. Clean Out Your Nose

Having a stuffy nose is one of the worst things about allergy season. If you want to get rid of the stuffy nose, you could clean the inside of your nose with some saline solution. This is better than using nasal spray, because those are highly addictive.

#8. Get an Allergy Shot

Are you absolutely sick and tired of seasonal allergies and you want a more long-term solution? If so, you may want to consider getting an allergy shot. Basically, you’ll receive a series of shots from your Doctor over the course of about 3 years. These shots will keep you allergy-free for those 3 years and you will also stay protected for a while after the shots have stopped.