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I love so many things about springtime. The warmer weather, the fun fashion, and all the flowers that begin to blossom. On the downside, spring really brings out all the allergens in the air. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve discovered that my allergies have become worse. The watery eyes, the itchy nose and throat, the sneezing, the watery nose…I mean the list goes on. As we all know, I love taking my baby girl out for walks and unfortunately my allergies have interfered with that making it harder to be outside.
I am constantly looking for relief and thanks to Xyzal® Allergy 24HR, I’ve found it. It has helped relieve my symptoms, which in turn has also improved my quality of life by providing better sleep, better productivity, and better focus. I take Xyzal every night before bed so it relieves my symptoms while sleeping. I then wake up ready to take on a full allergy free day.
Besides taking Xyzal, which you can now pick up at CVS, there are other helpful tips in keeping your allergies at bay. Today I’m sharing 5 different things you can do to successfully win your yearly battle with allergies. They are easy changes you can make on yourself and your home.
1. CLOSE YOUR WINDOWS
Springtime can be filled with beautiful weather, sunny days, and fresh breezes, but if the pollen count is high, it’s important to keep the windows and doors closed to protect your indoor air.
You can also install a HEPA filter in your air-conditioning system. Filters are a great way to keep the air clean in your home. Make sure to change the filters at least every 3 months and have your heating and air-conditioning units inspected and cleaned every 6 months.
2. WASH UP EVERY NIGHT
Each time you walk into your home, you bring small pieces of the outside world with you. After being outside all day, your clothes, shoes, hair, and skin are all covered with tiny particles from everywhere you’ve been. Make sure to take a shower, wash your hair, and change your clothes to get rid of all the allergens. Also make sure to leave your shoes at the door so you don’t track any of the outside into your home.
3. HYDRATE YOURSELF
Staying hydrated has so many great benefits and drinking more water, juice, or other nonalcoholic drinks can help ease your allergy symptoms as well. Some of my favorite things to drink are hot fluids like tea, broth, or soup because they have the added benefit of steam.
4. KEEP YOUR HOME COOL AND DRY
Dust mites thrive in homes that are warmer than 70 degrees and a have a humidity above 50%. To get rid of them, make sure to keep your home cool and dry. By keeping your home temperature to the mid/low 60s and the humidity between 40-45%, you should prevent those mites from entering your home. You can get rid of humidity by added exhaust fans to bathrooms, laundry rooms, and dehumidifiers in unfinished basements.
5. CUT THE RUG
Wall-to-wall carpeting can contain loads of dust, dander, and other allergens. If possible, replace all your carpeting with either hardwood floors or tiles. Then place pretty area rugs over them for color. Rugs are easier to clean and wash.
As you can see there are so many ways to help manage your allergies this spring season. Besides taking Xyzal® Allergy 24HR, which has been such a lifesaver for me, you can make slight changes to your home and daily routine.
You can find Xyzal® Allergy 24HR available over the counter at CVS. It comes in 10 count, as well as 35, 55 and 80 counts. It’s clinically proven to provide relief in 60 minutes and relieves indoor and outdoor allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, and itchy nose or throat. It helps you get a better night’s sleep and more productive day due to relief of allergy symptoms. Make sure to read and follow product labeling before use.
Also aren’t these flowers beautiful!? They were taken at the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago. It’s a magical place that we like to visit in the wintertime when we want to escape the cold weather.
How do you guys fight off allergies? I would love to hear!