Growing up, I was the girl who was always sneezing, with itchy watery eyes. I had to leave a field trip early in elementary school once because I was suffering from allergies at a farm. Having allergies my whole life, I know how to survive the season much better than I used to be able to. I truly feel that there are ways to make being outside in the spring and summer actually tolerable!
With so many products on the market available, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and find products that are marketed towards allergy sufferers, but that you don’t actually need. I have found that less is more, believe it or not! Shopping at CVS, I picked up Xyzal® Allergy 24HR and it’s been a lifesaver. Once a day relief for my watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose in about 60 minutes. It’s actually prescription strength, too, but available over the counter!
I love that Xyzal comes in various sizes: 10, 35, 55 and 80 counts. I keep the 10 count in my travel bag and use the 35 count for my daily use. I like to take it before bed so that I can wake up with allergy relief, instead of waiting for it to kick in. I tend to wake up sneezing otherwise! Be sure to read the package label and use as directed.
In addition to allergy symptom relief from Xyzal, I have a few other tips for surviving the season!
- Keep the outdoors OUTSIDE. If you’re outside around pollen or allergy triggers for an extended period of time, immediately change your clothes when you get home. Let’s be honest, I usually change into yoga pants when I get home anyway!
- Stay hydrated. I have found that staying hydrated throughout the day, especially when outside, my allergy symptoms are much better. Bored with water? Add a green tea bag or fruit to infuse your water bottle. Delish AND hydrating!
- Keep windows closed during high pollen. I love having the windows open when it’s nice out, but it truly isn’t good for allergy sufferers. I keep our windows closed during the day and then at sunset, open them to air out the house. Especially keep the windows closed when people are mowing lawns!
- Cold washcloths work wonders. If you find yourself with a reaction of itchy eyes immediately use a cold washcloth. When it’s super hot, I keep some in the freezer for instant relief! They will help the area cool down and help bring you back to normal. Total lifesaver!
- Stock up on soft tissues! Do yourself a favor and buy soft tissues…you’ll use them!
Do you have any allergy relief tips to share? Be sure to check out Xyzal at CVS!