For many Americans, the arrival of spring also means the unwelcomed arrival of allergy season. For those who enjoy the outdoors, that means sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, and runny noses. It's vital to ensure you're prepared when allergy season hits. To help you out, we've pulled together a few pointers to help you cope with springtime allergies.
- Avoiding Allergy Triggers: Check the daily pollen count and plan your day consequently. Pollen counts are usually highest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If it is a high pollen count day you might want to run your errands in the early morning or late evening.
- On days when the pollen count is high, consider closing all office or home windows and use an air conditioner to cool off.
- Bathe before getting into bed to avoid pollen dispersion to bed sheets, pillows or blankets.
- Wipe Down Pets: Keep in mind pollen sticks to furry friends! Consider wiping down your pet or giving them a quick bath if they have been actively outside.
- Over Counter Medications: Antihistamines and decongestants can be super useful for treating allergies, talk to your health care provider to see what works best for you.
- Combating Eye Allergies: Allergies affect the eyes causing itchiness, redness, burning and blurred vision. NatraCures Warming and Cooling Mask can be used to help melt away stagnant secretions, which allows the glands to produce the oils needed to slow the evaporation of tearing. With this mask, you get benefits you can see and feel. Heat or chill for soothing, natural relief within minutes. If you want to reduce the pain from allergy headaches, put this mask in the freezer to provide cooling relief. If you want to fight against red, puffy eyes, put it in the microwave. Alternate between warm and cool treatments to help ease allergies and reduce sinus pressure. Our all-in-one eye mask will soon be your new best friend during allergy season.
- Consider more advanced treatments: For patients who fail to progress with standard treatment, more advanced indicative methods such as skin tests and treatments such as allergy shots can be beneficial.
Hopefully, these suggestions will help you tackle outdoor allergies this spring because everyone should have a chance to get outside and smell the flowers, without sneezing!