It’s finally spring! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are blooming. But this time of year also means that seasonal allergies begin to flare up with all of the new growth and pollen floating around outdoors. We all know that allergies can cause itchy, watery eyes and a stuffy nose, but did you know they also can cause you to think differently? Brain fog can cause you to feel tired, irritable, and unable to focus. Having such symptoms can especially impact carers because they have so many additional responsibilities. Feeling foggy and unable to focus on tasks can make their daily caring duties that much more difficult and even more stressful. Is this something that you’re experiencing? Keep reading to find out some easy tips on how to fight seasonal allergies and avoid brain fog!
Be aware of pollen levels.
Sometimes it’s a lot easier to deal with allergies when you know what the pollen levels are like before going out for the day. Many weather apps and even a simple Google search can let you know if the level of pollen in your area is mild, moderate, or severe. Armed with this information, you can better plan your day and be prepared for any flare-ups!
Try using an air purifier.
If you’re having trouble with allergies even when indoors, getting a good air purifier could be a great option for you! The purifiers can help to eliminate allergens in the air of your home. Placing them in the rooms you frequent the most can help to reduce symptoms and help you to conquer your allergies!
Don’t hang laundry outside to dry.
With warmer weather upon us, it might be tempting to hang laundry outside to dry instead of drying them inside. While this can make your clothes smell like the fresh outdoors, it can actually cause your allergies to flare up even more. When the clothes are drying and blowing in the wind, they also may collect dust, pollen, and other allergens from the air!
Delegate yard work to others.
If you know that things, like cutting the grass, weeding the garden, or tending to plants, will cause your allergy symptoms to flare up, consider delegating the tasks to others if you are able. This will allow you to be more comfortable and still be able to have those tasks get done. Much of the time children love working with plants outdoors, so use this to your advantage!
Try over-the-counter medications.
If you are having trouble dealing with your allergies and they are affecting your way of life, consider taking some over-the-counter medication to help the symptoms. While these medications may not take everything away, they will at least help you to feel a bit better so that your activities and way of thinking are not impacted!
Need some more support?
Seasonal allergies are things that many people encounter each year. While the symptoms can be annoying, they can be especially irritating for carers who need to carry out a lot of additional tasks in a day. If you are struggling to fulfil your caring responsibilities and need some support, advice, or guidance, our team would be more than happy to help!
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