This post is sponsored by Bayer.
“Dad, when is baseball season going to start?!”
This was the question my son asked me over 2 weeks ago, when we were scheduled to begin our spring baseball season. It seemed like spring was never going to get here this year with all the snow and rain and flooding we’ve had, but things appear to be looking up as the sunshine and blue skies are starting to break through!
There is something extremely therapeutic, for me at least, about stepping out the door in the morning and taking in a big breath of that cool spring air that I look forward to every year. It almost makes me wonder why we continue to live in a place that has such harsh, long winters, but that’s a story for another time!
Unfortunately, having spring in the air also means that allergy season is here for a lot of Canadians and while that is a major bummer, it doesn’t have to ruin the entire season for you! Here are some tips to get you ready for allergy season.
1. Have your allergy medications handy at the first signs of symptoms. Antihistamines can help decrease sneezing, runny nose and itchy-watery eyes. Claritin® Allergy + Sinus Extra Strength gives you 24-hour non-drowsy relief from bothersome allergy symptoms caused by pollen, ragweed, grass, dust, pets and moulds.
2. Air conditioners are your friend. If plants (trees, grass, pollen and ragweed) are at fault for your allergy symptoms, control the air inside by keeping the windows in your home and car closed. Turning on the air conditioner is a better way to keep cool while keeping your symptoms in check.
3. Brush those pets! Dogs and cats that have been outside can track pollen into your home. Make a habit of brushing your pet before you head back inside to keep pollen out. It’s also a great idea to give yourself a shake before you step in to avoid tracking pollen throughout your home.
4. Clear your head. For some allergy sufferers, like myself, symptoms can include sinus pressure and sinus congestion. Make sure you’re picking up the right allergy medication for you. AERIUS® Dual Action 12hr is an antihistamine that delivers multi-symptom allergy relief for 12 hours, including relief from nasal congestion and stuffiness.
5. Take yourself off lawn duty. Keeping the grass short is a good idea for reducing grass allergens – but don’t cut it yourself! Call in a favour from a partner, family member or friend. C’mon, who doesn’t want to cut their neighbours lawn for them?
6. Hit the treadmill. Running outside, especially when pollen counts are high, can be a recipe for sore eyes. If morning runs are part of your routine, consider hitting the gym or a home treadmill instead.
I’d love to hear what other strategies you have for combating allergy season. Leave a comment below with your best tips!
Here is a little more information on the products mentioned above:
Claritin® Allergy + Sinus Extra Strength 24 hours
– Claritin® offers effective, non-drowsy 24-hour allergy symptom relief
– Pollen, ragweed, grass, dust, pets and moulds
– 24h Symptom Relief
– Nasal congestion
– Sinus pressure and congestion
– Post nasal drip
– Itchy, watery eyes
– Runny nose
For more information: https://www.claritin.ca/en/products/allergy_sinus_extra_strengh_24_hours/
AERIUS® Dual Action 12hr
– AERIUS® Dual Action 12 Hour combines the AERIUS® antihistamine multi-symptom allergy relief to the effect of a decongestant.
– AERIUS® provides relief from symptoms associated to seasonal allergies with a specific extra action on nasal congestion for up to 12 hours.
– AERIUS® Dual Action 12 Hour effectively relieves all of the following allergy symptoms; nasal congestion or stuffiness; sneezing; runny nose; itchy nose; itchy ears; itchy palate; itchy, burning, watery, red eyes.
For more information: https://www.aerius.ca/en/products/dual-action
This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.