Ahh, spring. The time when the warm sun begins to rise, and the flowers begin to bloom! What’s not to love about spring? Allergies. For many, spring is like stepping onto the allergy battlefield from hell. Constant sneezing, red and itchy eyes, runny noses and skin rashes, what a nightmare! Below are a few of our handy tips that may assist you in surviving this allergy season.
Allergies occur as a result of mistaken identity, where an allergen enters the body and is wrongly identified by the immune system as a dangerous substance.
- Wind can be the enemy – Particularly during spring, pollen from grasses, trees and weeds can be blown into the air, sending your body into a sneezing and itchy eye frenzy. If you can, try your best to stay indoors and close the windows on these days.
- Wash those sheets! – We may not even realise it, but when we’ve been outside all day, we can carry pollen with us on our hair, skin and clothing which can transfer onto our sheets. Showering, changing your clothes and washing your sheets may assist in reducing the build-up of pollen and in turn keep those pesky allergies in your room at bay.
- Timing is everything – Yep, you heard it here folks, timing and preparation is key! Check on the pollen counts for the day in your area to see if its high or low and prepare accordingly. To find pollen counts, look at websites like the Weather Channel and search for “Allergy Tracker.”
- Get a bit of extra help – Sometimes staying indoors is not enough and we need a bit of extra help to get us through the day to do our normal day-to-day activities without being hindered by allergies. Here are a few options which may assist in relieving allergy symptoms.
Fusion Health Allergy Capsules# – The Fusion Health Allergy capsules contain baical skullcap, which has traditionally been used to relieve mild allergy symptoms including red and itchy eyes and a runny or blocked nose.
Claratyne Hay fever and Allergy Relief Tablets# – These tablets are non-drowsy and can provide 24-hour relief from symptoms of hay fever and allergies including sneezing, watery and itchy eyes and runny nose.
Zyrtec Hay fever and Allergy Relief Nasal Spray# – This non-drowsy nasal spray formula provides rapid relief of hay fever and allergy symptoms including sneezing, runny and itchy nose.
#Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. This medicine may not be right for you, read the label before purchase. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.
To find more of our allergy-beating products, click here to find our Step into Spring Catalogue. If you have severe allergy symptoms, contact your local health professional to find the best treatments for you.
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