Spring and Fall aren’t the only seasons for allergies. Many of the same allergy triggers that make you feel bad in the spring can last through the summer months. Pollen, ragweed and grasses are common allergens. Yup. That lush green lawn you’ve been working so hard on… it’s probably causing some allergy symptoms.
In the spring I can always count itchy, runny eyes. But this year as those symptoms went away, some new ones arrived. I don’t think I have breathed out of my nose a single day out of the last 4-6 weeks. My nasal congestion is terrible this summer. I have gone through countless boxes of CVS Total Home Facial Tissue. I like the Ultra Soft tissues that have lotion with aloe and Vitamin E. I am so glad to partner with CVS to share some tips for relieving summer allergies.
Tips for Relieving Summer Allergies
Did you know that wearing sunglasses can help with your allergies? It’s true. Large sun glasses will act as a barrier and help to keep pollen and other allergens away from your eyes.
Go all natural with your hair this summer and avoid using hair gels. Hair gels act as a magnet for pollen to get trapped in your hair.
Give itchy eyes some relief by gently wiping them clean with CVS Sensitive Skin Cleansing Towelettes.
Shower up! Showering before hitting the sack will help to rinse off any allergens that make be stuck to on your hair and skin.
Staying indoors is one way to combat allergies, but who wants to sit in their house all summer long? Over the counter antihistamines, decongestants, nasal sprays and eye drops are all great options for treating summer allergies. Buying all these meds can get costly, which is why I am so thankful for CVS brand OTC allergy medications and the ExtraCare program.
CVS has everything I need to help combat my family’s summer allergies. The #ExtraSavings I get when shopping at CVS can’t be beat. When you stop in to CVS for some allergy relief, be sure to shop with your CVS ExtraCare Card and earn 2 percent back in ExtraBucks on all your everyday purchases. I shared a bit more about the CVS ExtraCare Program on the blog last year, if you missed it.
I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the next three weeks for this #ExtraSavings at CVS campaign. Please join in the fun by posting to your own website, Facebook page or Twitter feed and use the hashtag #ExtraSavings. While I am being sponsored to help lead this campaign, all opinions expressed about CVS/pharmacy are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers. Did you see my first post in this series, about summertime pool and beach bag essentials available at CVS?
CVS has worked with me to put together a summer allergy relief prize package that one lucky About A Mom reader will win! This contest is open to U.S. residents, ages 18+ and ends on July 28, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. Please enter via the form below.
DeAnn O says
There is a lot of sneezing around my house in the summer! I use Claritin and a Dr. prescribed nasal spray to help get some relief!
Roe Clark says
watery eyes….sneezing….allergy relief usually helps me 🙂
Candie L says
I give my son allergy relief pills (usually generic). Thank you
Amie Olson says
My eyes itch, so I use antihistamine eye drops. Also, I sneeze a lot, not too much to do for that other than oral antihistamines.
I suffer from a runny nose, watery eyes, and a massive sinus headache. My allergy pills provide a temporary relief, but it doesn’t completely stop my symptoms.
Lisa L says
I get really congested. I use a neti pot to ease my symptoms.
Kamla L. says
My son suffers from seasonal allergies throughout the year except during the 4 months of winter. It plagues him with chronic sever allergic sinusitis. He takes antihistamines and decongestants and uses nasal sprays.