Springtime Sneezes: Understanding Allergies and How to Manage Them

Spring is often celebrated as a season of renewal and rejuvenation, with flowers blooming, temperature rising, and nature coming back to life. However, for many, spring is synonymous with allergies, a time when airborne pollens and molds can turn the joys of the season into a sneezing, sniffling, and itching nightmare.

Springtime Sneezes: Understanding Allergies and How to Manage Them

Allergies are complex and can vary widely from person to person, making the management of symptoms equally intricate. In this comprehensive guide, we'll unravel the mystery behind spring allergies and provide you with effective strategies to manage them so you can enjoy the outdoors, and indoors, with greater ease.

Spring Allergy Migraine Season is Here

Did you know that allergies can cause headaches? I have been experiencing allergy migraines on and off since I can remember. Although I did receive a complimentary CEFALY device to review, I have been experiencing migraines since I was in middle school, and all opinions are my own.

I have been on the search for an OTC migraine product. And I have found a homeopathic migraine relief device that has been helpful for me. I already experience migraines on and off, but the pain from migraines has been triggered due to my spring allergies. And this season seems to be worse than in years past. CEFALY is the #1 FDA cleared device that not only provides drug-free relief from migraines, but it also helps prevent them from even happening.

I have been going to an ENT to figure out why I have been having such severe ear pain, but the conclusion that we are starting to come to is tension headaches that progress into migraines and are triggered by my allergies. Although usually my migraines are stress induced, I have been experiencing them more frequently than usual.

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

Common Childhood Allergies to Watch Out For

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Staying Hydrated During Allergy Season #DrinkDripDrop

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With warmer weather quickly approaching, this means we will be outside exerting more energy. Which is GREAT! I don't know about you (especially you folks up north), but I have been missing going to the park with my kiddos, hiking, and swimming. But with spring and warmer weather comes (at least for my family) flair ups due to seasonal allergies. And unfortunately there isn't too much you can do besides take allergy medicine and make sure you HYDRATE!

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Surviving Fall Allergies with #FiltreteFilters

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My family and I are allergy sufferers. If you read my blog regularly, then you already know that my daughter and I suffer the most. And since we stay at home more often and are stuck in the house more during the wintertime, controlling the airborne particles in our house is so important. Did you know that you can experience allergies year-round? You may notice watery eyes and runny noses more in the Spring and Fall. Experts are predicting that the 2013 allergy season to last longer this year, well into October and November, depending on the climate where you live. Earlier this year, CNN listed the Top 10 Worst U.S. Cities for Allergy Sufferers – is your city on the list? Thankfully mine is not, but that doesn't mean I haven't noticed them acting up.
Some tips to help reduce in door allergens include washing bedding more frequently, removing shoes at the door, washing hands & face as soon as you come in door, and of course changing your air filters.

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Back to School Allergy Tips #ClaritinMomCrew

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With back to school season starting and summer coming to a close, I can feel fall in the air. I think that is because the pollen count has been a little higher (nothing like in the spring), but still enough that my eyes and nose are noticing.

With the second allergy season of the year kicking up, it is important to keep these Back to School Allergy Tips in mind.

1. Be sure to have Children’s Claritin, the #1 pediatrician-recommended non-drowsy allergy brand, on hand!

2. Multi-vitamins are building blocks to having a strong immune system. Make taking a multi-vitamin part of your child’s daily routine.

3. Let there be light! Mold doesn't like sunlight, so try to keep your curtains open during the day. Should be easy during the summer months!

4. Did you know that most pillows trap allergens, dust mites, and bacteria? Monitor the cleanliness of the pillow your child with allergies sleeps on and replace if necessary.

5. Back to school season means lots of laundry for many moms. Be sure to remove laundry from the washing machine promptly. Allowing wet clothes to sit in the washer means mold can quickly grow there.

6. Monitor pollen counts and adjust outdoor before and after school activities accordingly. Dry, windy days can be particularly high in pollen.

7. Showering or bathing at the end of the day as opposed to the morning can be helpful in removing allergens from body surfaces and hair.

8. Stay hydrated! Always send your child to school with a bottle of water. Drinking lots of clear fluids through the day can help get rid of toxins and flush out body.

9. Peak pollen production typically occurs in early morning, so try to plan outside activities at other times of the day.

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Tips For Coping With Children’s Summer Allergies

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Claritin Spring In your StepSeasonal allergies are bad enough when you have to cope with them on your own behalf, but when your kids are struggling with the same thing, it’s another level of difficulty entirely.

Typically, kids are more susceptible to summer allergies and will get heavier symptoms like sneezing, respiratory issues and nasal drainage, which can mean a lot of frustration for them.

At that point, it becomes imperative that you get your child’s symptoms under control, for both their sanity and your own. Most kids will tolerate a certain amount of sniffling and sneezing, but after a while, it can start to affect their mood and temperament.

1. Vitamin C — Kiwis, oranges and strawberries are all high in vitamin-C and they’re easy sells for your kids. In addition to being great for your child’s immune system, vitamin-C has an anti-inflammatory element that can reduce nasal and sinus irritation, thereby cutting reducing sneezing and other symptoms.

You can get vitamin-C supplements, but chances are you can get your recommended daily dose from just eating the aforementioned foods.

2. Drink water and turn on the air conditioning — If you’ve been stingy with the air conditioning, now would probably be a good time to turn it up and cool things down a bit.

Not only will you and your family be more comfortable, but air conditioning can actually reduce the effect of allergies in your home and cause you to have fewer symptoms when you’re indoors.

If you can do that while also encouraging your suffering child to drink more water, these two strategies alone have the potential to provide a significant amount of relief.

3. Aromatherapy and a vaporizer — Aromatherapy using a vaporizer can help ease nasal allergies due to pollen, and it can often do so in a quick manner. Vaporizers do a better job of getting the helpful scents from herbs and essential oils into the air, which can help alleviate the symptoms of summer allergies.

While you can still use aromatherapy without the vaporizer, it’s a helpful solution, particularly during the summer months, since it eliminates the need for burning a hot candle.

4. Calcium and Magnesium — Loading up kids with supplements isn’t a good idea, though in the case of calcium and magnesium, it will be helpful during allergy season. You can easily find a gummy version of the calcium supplement, and while magnesium might require a little more digging, you can likely find a gummy version of that as well.

Aim for about 250mg of calcium and 125mg of magnesium twice a day during the peak of allergy season.

5. Keep them Comfy

You don’t want to see your child robbed of their enjoyment of the summer months, so do what you can to keep them comfortable, especially while they’re in the house.

Protecting them when they’re playing outside will be a bit more tricky, but if you can play your cards right indoors, dealing with the symptoms that come when in direct contact with pollen will be much easier.

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How are you going to keep the kiddos safe this summer?

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