As spring kicks in and the weather starts to (slowly..) pick up, there is often a range of common problems and issues that some people will have to deal with.

Whether it’s dealing with a severe allergy that wasn’t a worry during the winter season, or simply looking for ways to better handle the increased sunlight and rise in temperatures, there’s a lot to deal with, but also a range of ways you can make it easier for yourself.

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Preventative measures such as effective allergy medication can be great, but there are plenty of ways you can take care of yourself during the spring. This post provides some advice on ways you can stay healthy while the weather starts to pick up.

What to be aware of

There are a few key issues that can start to crop up during spring. It’s important to know what you might have to deal with, so that you can prepare yourself and reduce the impact certain issues might have on you.

For example, as spring rolls in, pollen counts will start to rise. This can mean that you’re more prone to bouts of hay fever and other allergies. Better weather might also mean that people are more inclined to take pets with them on trips out, which can mean allergies to pet dander start to flare up

Occasionally, temperatures in spring can also vary quite drastically, sometimes leading to surprisingly warm temperatures. While it might not be the first thing you think about during the early stages of spring, you should keep in mind the possibility of sun burn while out on a warm day.

Dealing with and helping to prevent issues

Hay fever and allergies can really disrupt people’s schedules and lead to a great deal of discomfort. Thankfully, there are a few simple ways that you can help make them easier to deal with, allowing you to keep active throughout tougher periods.

For example, make sure to keep a close eye on weather forecasts for each week. Knowledge of the projected pollen counts for each day can help you prepare yourself so allergies won’t affect you as much. Start taking antihistamine allergy medication a few days before a high pollen count. Having the medicine in your system in advance will help drastically reduce the effect an allergy can have on you.

Washing your clothes and bedding more frequently than usually can also be really helpful. Pollen and other allergens can cling to clothes, which means you could be ill and affected for far longer than you need to be.

Frequent washing will help keep your clothes, and your house, free from allergens. Keeping allergens out of the bedroom is also especially helpful when it comes to getting a full good night’s sleep.

Even something as simple as making sure you’re well-rested can be a great way to stay healthy and feeling good as the season rolls in. Good nutrition, staying hydrated and resting properly can all work together to help keep your immune system working great and keep you healthy.

Ensuring you’re aware of the common seasonal ailments and what steps you can take to deal with them can be fantastic for ensuring that you’re able to enjoy yourself more, instead of being stuck in bed ill, or out and about while suffering from a bad allergy attack.

 

*This post was made in collaboration with Chemists 4 U.*

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