Treating your Allergies: Getting Serious About Treatment


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Ladies and gentleman allergy season is in full effect. Last week I thought it was snowing but it was just pollen falling from the air. I have never seen that before in my life and that evening while it was raining the same pollen continued to fall. If I didn’t understand the havoc of seasonal allergens before I got to witness it first hand. It was everywhere.

I have only had a few allergic reactions in life. Usually hives but there was one time when my mom tried to give me some healthy sulfer spring water she collected herself from some mountain side in Hamilton. I almost died (not really) but the effects were traumatizing enough that I no longer pretend that allergies are not horrible.


 Getting Serious About Treating your Allergies

For Canadians, the arrival of May is something to celebrate. The weather is getting warmer, playoff hockey is here and nature is in full bloom. If the mention of spring weather and budding trees makes you groan instead of cheer, you’re likely one of the millions of Canadians who suffer from seasonal allergies.


Don’t let allergies dampen your spirits- it’s time to take action. Allergies can really interfere with your quality of life, and you deserve better! Luckily when it comes to dealing with seasonal sniffles, you have options. Below are some helpful tips for a sneeze-free allergy season.

Have your allergy medications ready

Have your allergy medication at hand before the first signs of symptoms. Antihistamines can help decrease sneezing, runny nose and itchy-watery eyes. Claritin® Allergy + Sinus Extra Strength gives you 24-hour non-drowsy relief from bothersome allergy symptoms caused by pollen, ragweed, grass, dust, pets and moulds.

Air conditioners are your friend

If plants (trees, grass, pollen and ragweed) are at fault for your allergy symptoms, control the air inside by keeping the windows in your home and car closed. Turning on the air conditioner is a better way to keep cool while keeping your symptoms in check.

Give your furry pal a brush

Dogs and cats that have been outside can track pollen into your home. Make a habit of brushing your pet before you head back inside to keep pollen out. It’s also a great idea to give yourself a shake before you step in to avoid tracking pollen throughout your home.

Clear your head

For some allergy sufferers, symptoms can include sinus pressure and sinus congestion. Make sure you’re picking up the right allergy medication for you. AERIUS® Dual Action 12hr is an antihistamine that delivers multi-symptom allergy relief for 12 hours, including relief from nasal congestion and stuffiness.  

Take yourself off lawn duty

Keeping the grass short is a good idea for reducing grass allergens – but don’t cut it yourself! Call in a favour from a partner, family member or friend.

Hit the treadmill

Running outside, especially when pollen counts are high, can be a recipe for sore eyes. If morning runs are part of your routine, consider hitting the gym or a home treadmill instead.

How will you spring into action this year to keep allergy symptoms in check?


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.
Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. kristen visser
    May 29, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    oh i am so happy you posted this! I was just talking to hubby about this this morning! So i am not sure if i have allergies! if i do they are very mild. This is the third time i have been sick in a month and a bit. was sick for a week, good for two days. sick for a week, good for two days. and now the same thing has happened. and it is a sinus cold for sure BUT i am also suffering from a really bad cough which i never hear is a sigh of allergies so im sitting here going what gives? i dont want to go back to the doc. was there a week and a half ago and gave me a perscription for a puffer and said that is pretty much all he can do for me. so i told hubby i will try taking something for allergies instead of advil and see how that goes. so i just sent him the pic of the claritin you have posted here and hoping that will flippin help. gahhh. if not that maybe it is the constant change in our crazy weather. i know what you mean about the damn pollen tho. I was not happy yesterday scrubbing it off my black outdoor cushions

  2. Treen Goodwin
    May 30, 2017 / 9:51 am

    Wow great info , I know hubby has allergies , hes constantly complaining about sinus congestion and stuffiness , i will def be telling him about the AERIUS® Dual Action 12hr , i know it will help him so much , thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Laurie P
    May 30, 2017 / 11:29 am

    I’ve taken myself off of lawn duty!

  4. kathy downey
    June 3, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Thanks for all the great info,my allergies have been so bad these past two weeks it’s horrible

  5. Lynda Cook
    June 4, 2017 / 9:47 am

    ?I’m lucky enough to not suffer from allergies, but my husband does suffer from the tree pollen and has outrageous fits of sneezing and swollen eyes!

  6. AD
    June 4, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    I have a guy who handles my lawn; I use A/C all the time. I try not to medicate myself, I find it causes worse symptoms for me. But I do use some holistic remedies. Thanks for the post.

  7. Debbie White Beattie
    June 4, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    I have mild allergies but believe it or not my dog suffers severely from allergies and we both take allergy medication. I can’t believe how swollen your face got but I will say eyebrows are really thin!

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    June 26, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    I have one son who has hay fever and he always has to take medication when it’s that time of year. I don’t think it’s Claritin though, he lives in England.

  9. Corry L.
    June 28, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    Between my seasonal allergies/hay fever and serious allergy to smoke in the air, I’m having to buy Costco-sized boxes of allergy meds!

  10. Janet M
    July 8, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    I do need to have my allergy meds ready for those days when I need to be outdoors.

  11. kathy downey
    August 12, 2017 / 10:33 am

    QuakerState is the only brand hubby will use !

  12. Janine a
    August 15, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    I don’t have any allergies but my poor brother in law is bothered but just about everything. Great post on the subject