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.