This post is sponsored by Summit Shah. All opinions expressed are my own.
I feel as I get older my body is basically turning against me. I break out from god knows what. Things I used to be able to eat I can no longer eat. I had to give up dairy about a year ago cause it was so it and miss with me. I am anemic and don’t have as much energy as I used to have. It’s just changing and I am trying to understand it and work with it. I am also trying to fight things that come because I know my family history. There is a history of high blood pressure. So I am also trying to get ahead of some things. I don’t want high blood pressure at all.
Another thing that I notice that seems to be getting worse are my allergies. When I was younger I used to be able to go outside and the pollen wouldn’t bother me. Then around middle school I started to get really itchy eyes. At times it would get so bad that I would have to get either eye drops or put a cold/warm paper towel or washcloth on my eyes. Once I hit high school it actually went away. But then when I hit my 30’s it started all over again. I think it mainly has to do with the pollen count. Some days I’m fine other days I wind up taking an allergy pill. I hate taking pills so I try to avoid taking them at all cost. Plus they tend to make me sleepy. All this is difficult for me sense I love being outside. So yeah.
I have begun to do some things that minimize my reactions to the pollen. They help a great deal. Cause trust me I do not enjoy going around looking crazy with puffy eyes and sneezing all over the place.
- I keep all surfaces clean. When spring comes I basically just know I have to constantly keep all surfaces clean. We like to keep the windows open in the house and in the vehicles that I drive to let a breeze in which also brings pollen.
- I check the pollen count. If it is extremely high I will go ahead and take one of those dreaded allergy pills. Since I am outside during the week and on the weekends and they make drowsy at times I have to make sure that I take it at a good time so that I am alert when necessary.
- I keep my hands clean. I try to make sure to keep wipes or paper towels around so I can keep my hands clean. Cause sometimes there is pollen on door handles of businesses and the car. I have forgotten and rubbed my eye and that did not end well.
I hope these tips help. You can find more tips by heading over to Dr. Summit Shah’s website. He is an allergist in Ohio whose tips may help you out.