Spring is in full force, and it is glorious. The weather is warmer, flowers are blooming, there’s more daylight, and the list goes on. The not-so-glorious part of spring though, you guessed it…allergies.
For people who suffer from allergies, spring can be the absolute worst. Sneezing, coughing, itchy or watery eyes, and congestion are just a few allergy symptoms people have to deal with once spring arrives. My family and I suffer from allergies, but it usually affects my second oldest son the most. We’ve dealt with allergies for the past couple of years, so we have learned how to get ahead of allergy season.
If you’re hoping to get ahead of allergy season, check out these tips to help with your or your loved ones’ spring allergies.
When most people think of allergies, they think of outdoor allergies. However, you can still suffer the effects of allergies while indoors. Consider deep cleaning (and continue to regularly clean) your home to help reduce allergens like dust, mold, mildew, pet dander, etc. You’d be surprised at the places that you usually wouldn’t think to clean that can help allergens accumulate. For more tips on spring cleaning, click here.
Check the weather and track the pollen count
Tracking the pollen count is incredibly easy. One of the fastest ways to track the pollen count is to use your phone. Check your weather app or select another app that tracks the pollen count. Doing this can help you plan your day and activities.
Stock up on allergy medicine
Check your medicine cabinet and clear out any expired medications. Clearing your medicine cabinet can be part of spring cleaning, but it is worth mentioning. Make a list of which medicines you need to buy. There are a lot of deals on allergy medicines, especially during this time of year, so make sure to check out your local sales ad for coupons. Trust me when I say that you do not want to start dealing with allergies and then realize that you ran out of allergy medicine.
Make an appointment with your doctor
I recommend making an appointment with your doctor in advance to come up with a treatment plan. This is especially helpful if you already know that you suffer from allergies. It’s better to stay ahead rather than get caught off guard.
What are some ways you stay ahead of your spring allergies?