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Today we’re going to talk about one of my least favorite things: allergies. I have serious seasonal allergies. Like sneezing, runny nose, itchy watery eyes, “sorry kids, it’s takeout for dinner again” seasonal allergies. I can’t tell you how many hours of my life (and hours of sleep) have been wasted because of allergies.
So today’s post is all about getting ready for spring (and seasonal allergies) and staying ahead of those symptoms. I’m talking about getting organized and cleaning in preparation for allergy season.
A few weeks ago, I started taking the new Xyzal® Allergy 24HR for relief of my allergy symptoms. Xyzal comes in 10 count, as well as 35, 55 and 80 counts now available over-the-counter at CVS.
Xyzal is a bit different, since it’s taken at night (please read and follow the product packaging). It helps relieve my allergy symptoms while I sleep so I’m more productive the next day. Plus, it’s effective for the full 24 hours!
Now that I’ve added Xyzal to my bedtime routine, here are three other quick tips to help you conquer spring allergies.
3 Quick Tips to Update your Allergy Routine this Spring
1 – Spring clean your medicine cabinet.
While spring cleaning is on the agenda, don’t forget to clean out the medicine cabinet. Throw away expired medications and reorganize.
2 – Change air and water filters.
My list of allergy triggers is LONG – both indoor and outdoor. While I can’t control the outdoor stuff, I can control our home environment. That’s why every spring I dust the house from top to bottom, wash ALL the fabric in our house (linens, couch, rugs, curtains…. ALL of it), and clean/change all of our filters.
3 – Spring clean your purse, and make an allergy essentials pack.
If your purse is like mine, it’s probably overdue for a good cleaning. My kids think my purse is a safe place to put things that they don’t want to lose when we are out and about. They often sneak things into my bag when I’m not looking. The other day I found a banana, a bag of Legos, and a pony figurine!
Since everything important goes in my “mom purse”, I put together an allergy essentials pack to keep in my bag. While Xyzal is my go-to for all night/all day allergy relief, I also fill this little pack with saline spray, hydrocortisone cream, and tissues, just in case.