As much as I love Spring, I absolutely HATE my seasonal allergy and sinus problems. I actually suffer from allergy and sinus problems throughout the whole year (I've had these issues since I was a baby), but like some people the warmer months are terrible for my health. Here are a few tips that help me cope.
Taking a shower has to be my favorite part of the day. During this time of year it's so important to stay clean especially with all the pollen outside. I always take a shower in the morning and in the evening.
I usually start taking medication early. Unless I have to go to the doctor for medication. Here a few over the counter medications I take:
- Mucinex (for allergies)
- Chlorseptic Drops or Chlorseptic Spray (I usually get throat aches when I have allergy and sinus issues)
These medications help with reducing my allergy and sinus symptoms. Please read all directions carefully before taking any medications. You may want to consult with your doctor as well.
3. Wash my hair
Since your hair is most likely going to be exposed while your outdoors, keeping your hair clean is also important. I normally wash my hair once a week anyway, but during the Spring and Summer, I try to wash my hair twice a week.
4. Wash bed linen and clothes regularly
Once again two other elements you should keep clean. Some people don't realize that you can bring pollen into your home just by the clothes you wear hence then sitting on your bed etc. Keeping your clothes and bed linen can make a huge difference.
5. Stay Indoors
Ok I know I can't stay indoors like a hermit lol, but I try to stay inside when pollen is bad outside. However I usually have to take medication before I leave the house.
6. Drink Water
Staying hydrated is so important during allergy season. This is never an issue for me since I drink a lot of water anyway.
7. Stay in a cool environment
Allergies, sinuses, and humidity don't mix well together so try to stay cool.
8. Wear No Makeup or Minimal Makeup
This time of year also makes me sad lol because I wear minimal to no makeup. Since it's so hot and humid in the South, wearing makeup tends to make me feel hotter. Sometimes I have breakouts due to allergies wearing makeup will only make it worse, so I just skip wearing it. I guess I don't mind that too much since I don't wear makeup everyday especially during hot weather.
9. Go to the doctor
If you have terrible sinus and allergy issues like I have, you may have to go to the doctor if over the counter medications don't work. I've been to the doctor numerous times over the years because my allergy and sinus issues became out of control. I actually may need to take a trip soon. Unfortunately, I've been sick for weeks now :(
I hope that these tips help you find relief if you suffer from allergy and sinus issues! I'm by no means a medical professional, these are just things that I do that help me feel better.