It’s not cute, but it’s not impossible to live with hay fever or allergic rhinitis. Though not serious, it’s very annoying, and people who experience seasonal allergies will understand. I live with hay fever myself, and although I can carry out a normal and happy life, there are days when allergies get the best of me. For that reason, here are my tips on living with allergies:
From the medicines I’ve tried, Aerius is the one that works best for me. It’s made with desloratadine. Always consult your doctor before starting any treatment. Contrary to normal antiallergic medications, Aerius doesn’t cause adverse reactions like sleepiness or fatigue.
Carry A Handkerchief or Tissue Around All The Time
If you have allergies, you should always carry a handkerchief or tissues to save you in all situations. Carry one in your schoolbag or purse. And use it when you need to.
Blow and Blow…
Don’t hold it back. It does you more harm than good to contain a runny nose since you can get sick later and congest your breathing cycle. Don’t care about what others may think – everyone has blown their nose before, that you have to do it more often
or every day shouldn’t matter.
Use Nose Puffs
Saline solutions like Sterimar can really help when you wake up with allergies and need an instant aid in fixing a runny nose. You don’t need a prescription to buy them and you can use them as frequently as you like. They don’t fix the problem completely, but they help A LOT.
Use Splash Instead of Perfume
I’ve come to realize that perfumes can be a bit too harsh for the smell because they can be too strong. On the other hand, splashes like those from Victoria’s Secret, are much better and don’t cause severe allergies, while still giving you a nice scent.
Finally, just accept it. Some days will be perfect, others will be a runny nightmare, but you need to do what is best for you in those situations and know when to calm down, stay in your house and avoid getting sick, or keep on going and not letting allergies ruin your day. Don’t be ashamed of having to blow your nose and don’t let a runny nose limit you in any way.