15 Useful Products to Help Allergy Sufferers Survive the Season
When those first warm days of spring roll around, we’re all aching to bust out our sunglasses and floral prints. For some, however, spring also means watery eyes, itchy skin, and a season full of asking for tissues. Suddenly, a walk in the park full of blooming flowers doesn’t seem like a good idea. But springtime shouldn’t be spent indoors with your humidifier. If you’re an allergy sufferer, here are some game-changing products to soothe your red, watery eyes and stuffy nose. Feel free to step out for that al fresco brunch, worry-free.
1. Holmes HEPA Compact Egg Air Purifier ($80): This sleek egg removes up to 99 percent of dust, smoke, pollen, odors, mold spores, pet dander, and bacteria from the air passing through it. It’s not only great for allergy sufferers but also for anyone who lives in an urban area.
2. Himalayan Chandra Neti Pot Complete Sinus Cleansing System ($25): One of the best alternatives to using chemical nasal sprays is the Neti Pot. This starter kit gives you everything you need to live congestion-free. Be sure to only use distilled water in it, however, or talk to your doctor before use.
3. Kenmore Elite 31150 Pet & Allergy Friendly Upright Vacuum ($320): Pet dander and pollen become a double whammy for allergy sufferers in the spring. But you can breathe easy by trapping all those irritants in this vacuum’s filtration system.
4. iRobot Roomba 980 Robotic Vacuum Cleaner ($900): Allergies have a way of stopping us in our tracks, but you don’t have to cut into your busy day to deal with your runny nose. Instead, let the Roomba do the work for you by picking up those allergy triggers that can be tracked into your home. It’s also WiFi connected, so you can control it via your phone.
5. AmazonBasics Microfiber Cleaning Cloth ($15): There’s a reason why people get the urge to clean in the spring. Instead of just swiping away dust and allergy-inducing particles into the air with a duster, trap them with a simple, microfiber cloth.
6. GermGuardian Elite Pluggable UV-C Sanitizer and Deodorizer ($35): This small, in-plug air purifier uses UV-C light to kill germs without the use of chemicals. Not only will it give you some allergy relief, but it also gets rid of bad smells from pet areas, cooking, or mildew.
7. Nectar Memory Foam Mattress, Queen Size ($795): Coil spring mattresses can actually trap dust mites and make your allergies worse. That’s why so many people are switching to a memory foam mattress that will contour to their body and soothe their symptoms.
8. AllerEase 100% Cotton Hypoallergenic Pillow Protectors ($10): Don’t worry, you don’t have to give up your precious pillow. Instead, you can protect yourself from allergens that can settle in your pillow with this soft, breathable cover.
9. Comfylife Hypoallergenic Bamboo Memory Foam Contour Pillow ($30): This cushy memory foam pillow is made with bamboo fibers that are naturally antimicrobial, so you get support and allergy relief all in one pillow. Careful— you might be tempted to stay in bed all day.
10. LINENSPA Zippered Hypoallergenic Breathable Mattress Protector ($25): If you’re not in the market to replace your mattress, you can still get relief at night. A simple, hypoallergenic cover will help trap allergens, so you can snooze without sneezing.
11. LINENSPA All-Season White Down Alternative Quilted Comforter ($30): Curling up in a comfy blanket is, by far, the best way to make your bedroom 100 percent allergy free. A down-alternative, hypoallergenic comforter fights against all allergens, from pollen to animal dander.
12. doTERRA Deep Blue Rub ($39): Using a blend of special essential oils and herbs, this lotion delivers relief, as well as both cooling and warming sensations, to problem spots on your skin. It can also soothe aches and pains.
13. Plant Therapy Respir Aid Synergy Essential Oil Roll-On ($8): Eucalyptus, pine, peppermint, and other essential oils give this product some serious sinus-relieving power. Just roll it on and breathe easy.
14. Breathe Right Nasal Strips ($7): Sure, they’re not the prettiest product on the market, but these nasal strips can really work wonders for allergy sufferers who have a hard time breathing at night. The stick-on strips keep your nasal passages open so you can get more oxygen while you’re drifting off to dreamland.
15. XLEAR Natural Saline Nasal Spray with Xylitol ($15): A lot of people are more wary about typical over-the-counter nasal sprays, which can actually cause rebound congestion, according to The New York Times. Saline sprays with xylitol calm inflammation and leave your nose moisturized, so you don’t have to keep using them throughout the day.
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