7 Tips to Survive Allergy Season

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Spring is in full force here in Georgia which means the pollen is making my allergies flair up any chance it gets. With both of my kids in sports, we are outside a LOT. Honestly, I have been waiting for the weather to warm up so I can enjoy being outside again and get some vitamin D. My daughter was diagnosed with severe seasonal allergies when she was two. She broke out in hives and her eye almost swelled shut. The nurses gave me some great tips to help make allergy season a little better. These tips go beyond taking allergy medication. Remember to always consult a doctor or pediatrician before taking any oral medications.

7 Tips to Survive Allergy Season

1. Wear hat and sunglasses outdoors to protect your face from allergens. I wear glasses and can see the pollen on my lens when I come in the door.

2. Keep your windows closed to keep pollen out. This prevents pollen from drifting in your home. And of course, leave your door closed even if you have a screen. The pollen you see is actually too large to affect you. By the time you can SEE the pollen, the pollen is getting out of control.

3. Remove your shoes and change your clothes after wearing them outside. Some people are weird about taking their shoes off. In America, people normally keep their shoes on, but it is actually terrible for your carpet. When my daughter was diagnosed with bad allergies at the age of two, we were told to change her clothes and at least wipe her arms, face, and any exposed skin when she came in the door from playing outside.

4. Shower before bed. If you can, as soon as you have spent any time outside. Pollen can also collect on your hair and skin, aggravating symptoms. So, if you are outside, it is best to just toss the dry shampoo aside and actually wash your hair if you suffer from horrible allergies.

Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis
My daughter diagnosed with Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis at age 2.

5. Wash Your pillowcase and sheets frequently as allergens like to stick to linens. Vacuum carpets regularly and even wash your curtains if you can.

6. Minimize activities in the early morning - between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. - when pollen is typically released.

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During the Spring, we are outside a LOT between softball and baseball practices and games. I have added Similasan Allergy Eye Relief to my "Just in Case" bag because it has really come in handy! One day I will go into more detail with a video about what I keep in my bag so you can make your own too. I like to be prepared and since my whole family suffers from allergies, we like to be prepared. I personally love that it is plant based and can be used multiple times, if necessary. I want my family to enjoy the outdoors carefree without having to suffer from their seasonal allergies and Similasan is there every step of the way!

Do you have any tips to survive allergy season? What are some of your on-the-go outside essentials?


  1. These are great tips. I suffer from pollen allergies. I vacuum and dust daily but I am loving these ideas to help.

  2. I live in Georgia too. I make sure and take a shower at night so I get all that pollen off me. I've added some house plants that help with purifying the air. Thanks for all your tips.


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