Spring is my favorite season. If you’ve never visited California in the springtime, you’re missing out! The weather is mild, the flowers are blooming in abundance, and skies are clear. Nothing is better than heading outside for a nice stroll…unless you have seasonal allergies.
Ugh, those pesky pollen allergens are floating about and can make an otherwise beautiful day dreadful. All that sniffling, sneezing, and rubbing of the eyes can get exhausting and zap the strength right out of you. Even poor Speckles has been to the vet to treat the skin reactions from seasonal allergies! They’re really, really bad this year.
How to Survive Seasonal Allergies
On days when the allergens are particularly busy doing their dirty deeds of spreading histamine, it’s always best to stay inside as much as possible. Frans and I regularly check this site or this app to check the forecasted pollen levels for our area. This helps to plan our day’s activities
Fortunately, there are ways of surviving and even enjoying the outdoors (and indoors) from March to May though. For those that have had allergies for some time, you know how expensive all those over the counter medicines can get. I recently found out that the CVS store brand includes something for every symptom including a runny nose, congestion, itchy eyes, sneezing, etc. They’re comparable to the leading brands so you don’t have to worry that quality may be lacking.
Vast Selection of Seasonal Allergy Relief at CVS
There’s also the issue of not all types of active ingredients working for every person. For example, I know that I have to take Zyrtec as Claritin does nothing for me, while the opposite is true for Frans. When you browse to your preferred items, a “Compare & Save with CVS/pharmacy Brands” box on the right-hand side will automatically populate with the CVS brand equivalent so you don’t have to do the legwork of finding the right product.
I’d suggest picking up a combination of the following for any allergy sufferers this season:
- Pills (24-hour relief, indoor/outdoor, non-drowsy, nighttime)
- Eye Drops (make sure it’s for allergies and not just dryness)
- Nasal Spray (nothing available like Flonase yet, although you can get that at CVS too)
- Nasal Rinse
- For Children (dye-free liquid, melting tablets)
- Nasal Strips
How do you cope with bad seasonal allergies?
Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for this springtime campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.