|Easy Breather by Herbalogic|
Just before the season begins, most allergists have suggested I start just before the pollen counts spike in November. I begin taking two things daily: Zyrtec (or it's generic over-the-counter equivalent) and my new love -Herbalogic's Easy Breather. Herbalogic was recommended to me by my local Whole Foods store. It's worked wonders so far!
As the cedar season hits full swing, I begin adding to my aresenal to manage any flair ups. For my nose, I use CVS's maximum strength nasal spray for severe congestion. I use it about two to three times per day. For my eyes, I rely on Visine-A eye allergy reflief drops. I'll use these drops whenever my eyes begin to itch. Right now, I am putting them in each morning and just before I go to bed at night.
And, this year, I have added a nettipot to my routinue. I think it's done wonders for my allergies. I use a nettipot each morning. It's surprising how much it clears me up.
Other tips I follow:
- If it is windy outside, I try to avoid spending long periods of time in the wind.
- If I have spent a lot of time outside, I will take a shower when I come inside and definitely before I go to bed. Taking a shower before you go to bed helps remove the cedar pollen and other allergens from your sheets. Who wants to rub their face in pollen all night?!
- I don't ever open my windows when the cedar count is high.
- I try to wash my hands more frequently to avoid spreading pollen to my eyes when I touch them with my hands.
- Morning: nettipot, eye drops, nasal spray, easy breather
- Mid-morning: easy breather (if I think I need it)
- Lunch: nasal spray (if I am congested)
- Mid-afternoon: easy breather
- Nighttime: eye drops, nasal spray, easy breather, Zyrtec
Disclaimer: Since I am not a medical professional, consult with one first.