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I love spring. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, little bitty animals are peaking out and sitting the sun. It’s magical. I also love that our family sees the bright sun, and we all itch to get out of the house. It’s the time when we stay active for months at a time. No more hibernation!
While I love putting on my cute flats, slip-on sneakers, or sandals and hitting the parks, I always have to keep in mind that my allergies are going to flair up. The dreaded seasonal allergy always bothers me; small little proteins floating around in the spring air make my sneeze, rub itchy eyes, and cause a pretty puffy looking face. But, over the years, I’ve found different ways to stay active while handling my seasonal allergies.
Yes, I have allergies. Yes, I make myself get out in nature, even though I deal with said allergies. Why? The more I spend time outside, the better I feel. My body gets used to the seasonal allergies, because my immune system is working to fight them off overtime I interact with them. The more you get out and DO something, the less you’ll suffer from allergy-related attacks.
While I love a good picnic on the grass, I’ve found that the more I sit still during the warmer months, the more allergy attacks I experience. Plan outings, local weekend field trips and more, but make sure that you all are doing something active. We love going to spring and summer festivals, farmer’s markets, and outdoor community or church functions, since they are inexpensive but require us to walk around and enjoy the experience. Get your body moving!
Get To The Clinic
Seasonal allergies are often diagnosed at colds, which causes us to sit up in bed, take medicine we don’t need to take, and waste beautiful days indoors. Not sure if it’s a cold or seasonal allergies? Get yourself to a clinic! The CVS MinuteClinic is a great option for those of us on-the-go. We can pop in, share our symptoms with nurse practitioners and physicians assistant, and find out the proper relief we need for our specific seasonal allergies (or pesky spring cold).
Being a busy mom of 3 active kids, I have to stay ready for any activities that come our way, especially in the spring. These are the tips that help me enjoy the weather, and avoid the puffy face.