This post has been sponsored by FLONASE. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
With spring in full swing, I can’t go one day without remembering to protect myself from any prolonged exposure to the outdoors. Wondering why? I’m allergic to quite a bit of what is blooming in nature! This is my first spring with the background knowledge that my headaches, runny nose, and aches and pains are attributed to severe allergies. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, here are some tips for surviving allergy season.
It’s hard to not go outside when the weather is so beautiful during the spring. However, some days it can look like it’s snowing pollen! After spending time outside, wash your face/hands and change your clothes. Use FLONASE Allergy Relief as soon as you get inside. If you can actually see pollen on yourself, take a shower. Pollen will cling to you.
Leave nature outside where it belongs! My family never wears outdoor shoes around the house because of everything that you can possibly track inside. Keep your shoes in a designated area, like by the back door, on a rubber mat.
Wear a mask and gloves while gardening. Unfortunately, I am highly allergic to the majority of the weeds that grow in our backyard so I cannot be anywhere near them. My husband has to do all gardening this season—so I compromised to play with the girls while he does it.
No matter how much you love the smell of fresh air, refrain from opening the windows in your home and car. If you truly cannot resist and you want to open a window for a little bit, make sure it isn’t a windy day.
Stay hydrated, gargle with salt water for a scratchy throat, and use FLONASE Allergy Relief for nasal congestion. Unlike most allergy pills, FLONASE relieves.* It also helps block 6 allergic substances, while most allergy pills only block 1.**
If you want to try FLONASE, you can find it at a local Walgreens near you. I was surprised to find the FLONASE in a bin in the seasonal aisle—so very convenient. It is also located near the allergy medicine. I love shopping at Walgreens because it is right down the street from us.
Make sure you consult your doctor if you think you have seasonal allergies. I never knew how many allergens I actually am allergic to until I saw a specialist. Don’t let allergies ruin your enjoyment of the spring!
*vs single-ingredient antihistamines which do not treat nasal congestion
**Mechanism vs. most over-the-counter (OTC) allergy pills. FLONASE nasal sprays act on multiple inflammatory substances (histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines and leukotrienes). The exact number and precise mechanism are unknown.
Caitlin Houston is a Connecticut based life and style blogger.