This is a partnered post with MinuteClinic. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
You can definitely tell that Spring is in full affect around my house. Along with the beautiful flowers that Spring brings us it also brings those unwanted allergies. Did you know that more than 35 million Americans suffer from allergies? I suffer from seasonal allergies but my ten year old daughter Hannah suffers the worst. Luckily there are ways to find relief.
Below you are going to find 8 tips from MinuteClinic that will you to prevent and reduce those seasonal allergies.
Avoid window fans! While they are convenient, they also tend to bring in UNWANTED pollens or mold spores.
Did you know that hair gel could be a pollen magnet? Skip the sticky stuff during allergy season for a little extra relief
Spring sniffles and sneezing are most likely NOT a cold. It could be allergies.
Shake it off! Before coming inside, rid your clothes of pollen with a good shake.
It’s impossible to keep your kids from coming into contact with pollen but it is possible to get relief fast!
Pull out the shades! Sunglasses protect your eyes from pollen, while keeping you looking stylish at the same time.
Fall asleep with clean sheets. Wash your bedding every two weeks to help ease allergy symptoms.
Don’t accessorize with itchy red eyes! Visit MinuteClinic for the allergy relief you need.
Wondering if it is allergies or a cold? Keep these facts in mind this Spring.
- The main difference between a cold and allergies is that a cold is caused by a viral infection while allergy symptoms are caused by your body’s own immune system’s attempt to fight off an allergen.
- If you have a cough, its probably a cold. Most people with a cold will have a cough, but never everyone with allergies has this symptom.
- If you start sniffling and coughing at the same time each year and your symptoms come on suddenly, it may be allergies.
- If you’re aching all over, it’s probably a cold, not allergies. Aches and pains are not symptoms of allergies.
- Itchy eyes are a common symptom of allergies but RARELY occur with the common cold.
- If you have a fever, it’s NOT allergies! A fever is sometimes present with a cold but will never occur with allergies.
Wanting to know how you can protect your family from the common cold and allergies? Symptoms can usually be controlled with a treatment such as nasal saline, decongestants and other over the counter or prescription antihistamines can also help to relieve some symptoms.
You can find options by visiting MinuteClinic. They have nurse practitioners and physician assistants that can help recommend the right over the counter medications and also write prescriptions if needed.
I am wondering if my little man has allergies. I am going to try some of these tips and see if that helps with his itchy eyes and run nose!
These are great tips. I like the mention of a fever and even a cough. Sometimes it can be hard to tell if it is allergies or just a cold.
Audrey M says
I never thought about hair gel holding allergens before! These are great tips allergies have been awful this year so far!!
my husband and I both have allergies. I had a cold and an ear infection on top of that. It has been miserable around her for almost two months now.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I have wicked hayfever and it really kicked into high gear this past week. I will try anything to make them go away.
Rebecca Swenor says
These are great tips for preventing or reducing seasonal allergies. I always keep my windows closed and use the air conditioner when the pollen count is high because we all have seasonal allergies. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for these great tips. I have terrible seasonal allergies, so any help is always appreciated.
Melissa Pezza says
My son has terrible allergies, both seasonal and environmental. Thanks so much for these tips. Hopefully, they’ll help!
Jenna Wood says
It makes sense, but I never considered coughs are associated with colds- I don’t get allergies too bad but we do have a high pollen count where I live!
Chelley @ AisForAdelaide says
Our allergies just got so bad here! I never knew some of the differences between colds and allergies- now I KNOW we have allergies! …except for the youngest, who has allergies AND teething!
Nice tips! I have pretty bad allergies during the spring and summer so any little tip helps.
My husband has the worst allergies! I need to have him try this!!!
My whole family suffers from allergies. I have to put the ac on so early because of how bad it gets.
I had no clue about the whole gel thing. Who knew? I hate allergies. I never had them till I moved to Texas and now they are horrible.
Amy Desrosiers says
I have not had the pleasure of visiting a Minute Clinic yet. I would love to because they seem so convenient.
Marcie W. says
I need to pin that Cold or Allergies list since I have that debate at least once a year. Our seasonal allergies have been difficult and these frequent windy days just make things worse.
Liz Mays says
We had big problems with this with my kids. The window fans brought a lot of allergens into their carpets!
Oh boy! Allergies are so, so bad this year. These are great tips to being more comfortable.
Tis the season. Seasonal allergies can make you feel awful. Love your list about telling the difference between colds and allergies.
Allie D. says
Thankfully no one has allergies in our house. Hopefully that doesn’t change anytime soon.
Stacey- Travel Blogger says
I need to try some of these tips out! My allergies have been killing me!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I will have to share these great tips with my Dad. He has had allergies ever since i can remember. So far i have been lucky and have not had them.
Aimee Smith says
I suffer from allergies! I would have never even thought of avoiding window fans! Great Tips!
Lisa Bristol says
I do not suffer from allergies but my Daughter does. We have tried so many different medications and nothing seems to help. I will have to try some of these tips.
It’s cotton season! I could use these tips right now.
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says
I have terrible allergies and I know this year is going to be bad. Thanks for this!