10 Tips for Reducing Allergies from VISINE®

I have been exercising regularly again for eight weeks now. If I am going to be exercising, I really want to be outside. It's no fun sitting inside riding a bike in my opinion. My family spends as much time outside as possible in the spring. The Arizona summers are just too hot, so we take advantage of the beautiful spring weather as much as possible.
One small problem, every plant in the world is in bloom right now and we all have really bad allergies. My daughter and I in particular, have really bad eye allergies. If I so much as touch my face, I get itchy, watery eyes. It's the worst. My poor daughter is a little clone of me and she got all my same allergy issues too. Here's an example of what happened after she pet a cat.
She's all swollen, red, and watery. Don't you just want to start rubbing your eyes? I will spare you any photos of my allergy face, but it's pretty much the same thing!
Thankfully for my family full of allergy sufferers, VISINE® has introduced VISINE®-A® Eye Allergy Relief Eye Drops. As part of a campaign with the Motherhood, I received a bottle of drops to try out. The drops have a redness reliever and an antihistamine. One or two drops temporarily relieves itchy, red eyes due to pollen, ragweed, grass, animal hair and dander. You can apply the drops up to four times a day. I really appreciate that VISINE®-A® Eye Allergy Relief Eye Drops are clinically proven to provide eye allergy relief.
Check out all that bad, bad pollen on those leaves! 

I wear contacts and I imagine a lot of my readers do too. There are some special steps for us contact wearers, so I thought I would share them with you. Remove your contacts before you put the drops in your eyes. Wait 15 minutes for the drops to be absorbed and then you can put your contact in again. Keep in mind, if your eyes are irritated or infected, it is best to leave out the contacts.
Previous to trying the drops, I would take out my contacts and lay down with a wet cloth over my eyes for an hour or more waiting for relief. It was no good! Removing my contacts for 15 minutes is totally doable, especially if I can get some relief fast!

It's great to know that I can treat my eye allergies with VISINE®-A® Eye Allergy Relief Eye Drops but it would be even better if I didn't have to experience these problems in the first place. VISINE® put together some great allergy reducing tips that I'm going to share with you.


10 Tips for Reducing Allergies 

INDOORS:


  • Wash linens and clothes regularly
  • Keep windows shut to keep out pollen and other outdoor allergens
  • Vacuum and dust often to reduce indoor allergens, such as dust and pet dander
  • Run the air conditioner or air filter to sift out allergens. Make sure to keep those air filters clean and replace them regularly
  • Put allergy proof covers on pillows, mattresses and comforters to ward off dust mites


OUTDOORS:


  • Check the pollen count before going outside each day – pollen counts tend to be highest 5 - 10AM
  • Shower after being outdoors to remove allergens that may have stuck to you. Use a sterile saline eye wash to flush allergens out of your eyes
  • Do not hang laundry to dry outdoors because allergens can stick to the clothes
  • Glasses and sunglasses act as a barrier or shield to minimize allergens from sticking to your eyes
  • If you prefer to wear contact lenses, choose a daily disposable lens, which can minimize accumulation of allergens as well. 


For more allergy season tips and tricks, visit http://www.visine.com/understanding-eye-allergies/histamines

The Motherhood and VISINE® are having a twitter party to get the word out about VISINE®-A® Eye Allergy Relief Eye Drops and share some allergy relief tips. I'll be there chatting away too. There will of course be prizes! You can get all the info and RSVP here: #EyesOnVisine Twitter Party Info
I hope to see you there on Thursday, May 8 at 12pm EST.

Do you have any tips for relieving your allergy symptoms? Please let me know in the comments!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Motherhood and VISINE®.  All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Ashley
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4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the useful tips! I too have many airborne allergies that keep me indoors.

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  2. Oh bless her heart - my husband and middle son are both sneezy and red this week. Thank you for the tips!

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  3. This comes at a perfect time! One of my eyes is super swollen just like your daughters from allergies. I'm off to the store!

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  4. Seriously. We are right there with you! It's been crazy in Arizona this year! We try local honey, but I think we are allergic to too many things for it to be helpful!

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