6 Habits During Allergy Season

Welcome to allergy season.

To some, beautiful Arkansas weather is just that, beautiful weather. To others, it’s the symbol of sneezing, runny noses, watery eyes and allergy related headaches. 

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Here are a few habits allergy sufferers use to cope with their symptoms. Do any of these sound familiar?

  1. Wearing sunglasses as often as possible.

Allergy season is in full swing. Your allergy symptoms are ready to greet you in the morning before you’ve even had a chance to open your eyes. Your eyes are itchy, red and maybe a little sore. Aha, spring.

Red itchy eyes are usually your first real indicator of allergy season. Sunglasses might not help your red, itchy eyes, but they are great at hiding them. You have your sunglasses ready to go every time you step outdoors.

  1. Avoiding the outdoors.

Yes, you love Arkansas’ natural state beauty. But, at what cost? You tend to stay indoors as much as possible during allergy season.

A rainy day might not be ideal, but it is the perfect time for an allergy sufferer to enjoy the great outdoors. The rain dampens the air just enough to lessen the pollen fog that usually fills the air.

  1. Telling people you have allergies.

You can’t keep your allergies a secret. Your sneezing and sniffling sounds a lot like a cold. You are in the habit of letting people know about your allergies and reassuring them that you are not sick.

Having a cold isn’t the only thing your allergy symptoms can be mistaken for. Itchy eyes and a sniffling nose can look like an emotional reaction. Unless you want your coworkers to think you’ve been crying all morning, make the allergy announcement.

  1. Being prepared with a full supply of tissues.

You’ve got tissues available in every room of your home, in your car, on your desk, in your work bag and even your pocket. As soon as allergy season hits, you know it’s time to stock up.

  1. Cleaning the house slowly, one job at a time.

Spring cleaning anyone? All that dusting and vacuuming is sure to cause your allergies to flare. So you clean your home slowly, with caution. You might even consider wearing a dust mask.

  1. Never going anywhere without your allergy treatments.

Thankfully, there is a way for you to enjoy the beautiful Arkansas summer air. If you’ve been dealing with allergies long enough, you know your options to help put your symptoms at ease. There are several prescription and over-the-counter medications to help with your symptoms.

Once you find the right treatment for your allergies, you’ll never leave your home without it.

Thanks for reading!