How Can You Get Allergy Relief? @MinuteClinic #SneezeFreeSpring @CVS_Extra #Partner

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    Did you know that 35 million Americans suffer from allergies and don’t even know it?  In our home, most of us suffer from seasonal allergies so we know exactly what is causing our stuffy noses and itchy eyes.  Allergies are a result of the body’s hypersensitivity to substances in the environment.  Mold, dust, pollen, pet dander, and even some foods can cause allergic reactions.

    Seasonal allergies are a reaction to small airborne substances. These allergens are small proteins that usually float around in the spring, summer and fall.  Due to this, allergies may last weeks or even months.  Luckily, Symptoms can usually be controlled with treatment. Nasal saline, decongestants and over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines are helpful tools for  relieving symptoms as well.

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    If you are suffering from allergies, don’t despair because MinuteClinic has plenty of relief options at your disposal!  Their knowledgeable and trained nurse practitioners and physicians assistants can help you choose the appropriate over-the-counter medications and even write prescriptions when medically necessary.

    You don’t have to suffer alone if you’re diagnosed with allergies.  Medications are available that may help relieve your symptoms. At the end of the day, however, the best way to treat allergies is to avoid the allergen – whatever it may be.  In my case the allergen would be pollen, trees, and grass.  My son, on the other hand, is allergic to mouse dander and shrubs.  We try to stay away from these offenders as much as possible but, when they can’t be avoided, we head to MinuteClinic to arm ourselves!

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Here are some daily tips to keep healthy and help prevent allergies:

  • Fall asleep on clean sheets. Wash your bedding every two weeks to help ease allergy symptoms.
  • Shake it off! Before coming inside, rid your clothes of pollen with a good shake.
  • Avoid window fans! While convenient, they tend to bring in unwanted pollens or mold spores.
  • Pull out the shades! Sunglasses protect your eyes from pollen, while keeping you looking stylish at the same time.
  • Did you know hair gel could be a pollen magnet? Skip the sticky stuff during allergy season for a little extra relief.

    For more information about how you can keep allergies away this season, make sure you visit the MinuteClinic website.  It’s one less thing for you to worry about so you can focus on having some fun with your family!

Let’s Discuss:  What causes your seasonal allergies and how do you get some relief?

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for MinuteClinic and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  1. nicole dziedzic says

    My husband and I both have allergies, mine are far more worse that i see a doctor for it. Very hard sometimes for me to even enjoy a day, it can be a pain. Some of these daily tips mentioned above i did not know could be a trigger. Very helpful.

  2. meagan bs says

    I’m not sure what causes mine or my daughters, hers are quite worse than mine, poor thing.

  3. Crazy the rise in allergies we have. I was at the pharmacy today and saw a lot of people at the Minute Clinic, they had a great check-in system at a kiosk that was nice.

  4. eliz frank says

    I know dust and pollen are big triggers for me. l try to stay away from dusty areas but it’s not always possible. I like the tips offered as they will help me next time.

  5. What great information. My daughter suffers from allergies and asthma, it is horrible!

  6. Claritin–is the only thing that generally eases my springtime allergies to all the pollen and grass and flowers etc. I always make sure to have an extra bottle on hand-I don’t want to run out! Of course I also use a prescription inhaler if my lungs get super congested as well.

  7. We are big Allegra users at our house, for sure! And we get it at CVS LOL

  8. Local honey is also a great option too! #Savethebees

  9. I took alergy shots for years. Now I can walk through a garden in spring with no problem

  10. I have seasonal Allergies and they are driving me nuts! I hope they go away soon.

  11. Betsy R Barnes says

    This year, my seasonal allergies began earlier than usual. We had been sleeping with the windows open which seemed to make it worse. Once we turned the central air on, my allergies have improved greatly, it really has helped. 🙂

  12. This season has already been insane!!! We don’t have a clinic in our CVS, though, DARN!! Hopefully they will expand one day! 🙂

  13. I couldn’t live without MinuteClinic. My allergies are awful! I’ve been suffering for a while now, but the Claritin ReadyTabs that they recommended to me have helped a lot.

  14. I have had allergies all my life. Unfortunately, I also live in one of the top 10 cities for allergies in the US. It’s a bad combination! I didn’t realize that about the hair products though.

  15. This is the allergy season alright! I never had them before moving to this area. I had no idea about the hair products! That’s a little startling considering how many people I’m around use it. Who would have thought!

  16. Maryann D. says

    My family has many many allergies. I try not to open the window for the whole spring and summer to keep pollen out. We are on allergy meds also.

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