Spring Allergy Tips {Courtesy of Claritin®}

I received the following tips from Claritin® and wanted to share with all of you.

It’s not surprising that in the season notorious for allergies, we have the most tips to share! Beginning as early as February, invisible pollens from hardwood deciduous trees are big troublemakers for many allergy sufferers. But there’s no reason to be miserable. These tips can help you minimize your exposure to allergens, and be prepared as possible for the pollen storm that’s on the horizon.

  • Start taking Claritin® allergy products as soon as symptoms start.
    • Having medication on hand will help you prepare for allergy symptoms.
  • Know your nemesis.
    • When you understand what triggers your allergy symptoms, you can make an extra effort to avoid them. For example, grass pollen levels rise when grass is disturbed, so if that’s one of your triggers, wear a mask when mowing or avoid mowing altogether.
  • Beat the clock.
    • Peak pollen production can occur in early morning, so try to plan outside activities at other times of the day.
  • Check the forecast.
    • Avoid going outdoors when pollen counts are high. Also, heavy rains wash pollen from the air, making post-shower outings more comfortable. Beware of dry, windy days when pollen can be particularly intense. (Get the pollen counts and weather forecast for your area and sign up for the Claritin® Allergy Forecast.)

(Disclosure: All material is courtesy of Claritin®. I am a member of their mom’s crew and receive perks but was not asked to post this or compensated to do so.)

WaterPik SinuSense Review

I was excited when I was send a couple products by WaterPik to review. The first product, SinuSense Water Pulsator, massages, cleanses and moistens sinus passages. It is great for allergy sufferers like myself but I let my mom review it because she has many issues with her nasal passages and I knew she’d benefit more from it. Here’s what she had to say:

I’ve been a long time sufferer of sinus infections and know about sinus rinses all to well.  I used SinuSense and loved the ease and convenience.  It made my nasal passages feel refreshed and clear.  On the whole, I am pleased with this innovative alternative to other nasal irrigation techniques. It’s convenient, easy, and effective.  I do wish it had a bigger tank so if you wanted to rinse a little more, you could do so without refilling.  I am  a chronic sinus sufferer, and I have done saline nasal rinse in the past and it was  always a little messy, but this product helps keep mess to a minimum.   You have complete control of the pulsating rinse and it cleans deep, and pulsates, leaves sinus clear and helps with inflammation.  It seems helpful with my current congestion problems and I feel a lot better after using it.  I love that it is manufactured by a well respected company and Waterpik offers a $10.00 off coupon on its website that makes this a terrific deal.

Find more information about WaterPik’s SinuSense on their website and find a coupon to buy this product here.

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(Disclosure: I was compensated for this post but all thoughts are my own or my mom’s.)