Staying Healthy During Allergy Season

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Sunshine, melting snow and allergy season have all arrived here in Vermont. Spring is my favorite time of the year, but it’s also the time of year that my allergies are at their worst. I end up feeling stuffy, run down and not quite myself when my allergies aren’t under control. When that happens, I know I need to pay special attention to my body’s signals and make sure I’m taking care of myself.

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Staying Healthy During Allergy Season

The first step I took to understand more about staying healthy during allergy season was to find out exactly what I was allergic to. An allergist can help you with this. I found out that I am allergic to grass pollen, flower pollen, tree pollen, ragweed, mold, mildew, cat dander and a few other things. Basically, I’m allergic to life. Once you know what you are allergic to, you can take these steps to help stay healthy during allergy season. These steps can help.

  • Get plenty of rest. That means you need to go to bed a little bit earlier and do what you can to make your bedroom a relaxing place to fall asleep.
  • Drink a lot of water. Water helps flush the toxins from your body and is one of the best ways to stay healthy.
  • Eat healthy. Again, this is a tip that works for you all year round. Your body will function best if you give it healthy food. Fruits and vegetables are great sources of antioxidants.
  • Remember your daily multi-vitamin and supplements.
  • Start the day with a cup of green tea.
  • If you have pollen allergies, consider limiting the number of windows you have open. I know, I love the fresh breeze too, but the breeze carries pollen into your home.
  • Hanging clothes on the line may save you a few pennies on your electric bill but it also means you’ll be wearing clothes covered in pollen. If you must hang your clothes outside, consider not hanging sheets, blankets and shirts that will be closest to your face.
  • When you do need to be outside, make sure you wear a hat with a wide brim and sunglasses to prevent the worst of the pollen from landing on your face.
  • Limit the times you bring fresh flowers into the home. Fresh flowers have pollen, which can aggravate your allergies. Consider flowers with low pollen counts like daffodils or roses.
  • Make sure that your medicine cabinet has what you need to treat your allergies like Flonase Allergy Relief to help with your stuffy nose. There’s no reason to be miserable when Flonase can help you feel better.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by GSK Flonase via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of GSK Flonase.

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10 thoughts on “Staying Healthy During Allergy Season”

  1. That's really interesting about hanging clothes outside, I never thought of that but it makes sense! I know people who are "Allergic to life" like you also and it really stinks for them! I occasionally get sneezy when there's a lot of pollen but I feel very lucky not to have any real/chronic allergies.
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  2. These are great tips. I was just telling my husband that my allergies were attacking me today. *I hate this time of the year! 
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  3. My kids have the worst allergies this time of year. The paper trees begin exploding and everything seems to end up in their noses. 
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