Help to Reduce Allergy Symptoms Today
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Allergy season is right around the corner. I have bad seasonal allergies and so does my oldest son. Last year he had a really tough time. I was giving him a daily pill to help, but he still couldn’t get over the runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. (This is a great deal on a years worth of pills!) He was miserable. I made a few simple changes that, almost immediately, helped reduce allergy symptoms.
Reduce your Allergy Symptoms
- I implemented a new rule. He MUST shower every night. After playing outside, the pollen would be all over his body. He would get into bed and lay all over a pillow with pollen from his hair.
- I splurged and got the allergy air filters. I normally don’t use those because they are so expensive, but during spring I made the switch. When it was time to switch, after 3 months, I went back to the normal ones.
- I made the easy switch of laundry detergent. I normally use Tide and just switched to the Free & Gentle Tide. It has no dyes or perfumes. Most laundry detergents have a version of this.
- I bought allergy resistant pillow covers and a mattress cover. This is not cheap, but it really does help. I thought that he could be allergic to dust in his bed and all the allergies outside were just too much for him to take.
- I researched shampoo. My son was always sneezing after a shower. I found a brand called Free and Clear. It has no fragrance and is for sensitive skin. It’s more expensive than the shampoo I would normally buy for my children; however, he’s the only one that uses it so it lasts awhile.
I could tell a difference almost instantly after doing these things. He is a much happier kid. If someone in your house has allergies, think about trying some of these allergy relief measures.
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