This post on tips for allergy relief has been written as part of a compensated campaign for The Motherhood. We also received sample VISINE®-A® Multi-Action Eye Allergy Relief drops to base this review upon. All opinions expressed are our own.
In our household, 4 out of 5 members suffer from seasonal allergies. As much as I think it's difficult to be a 40 year old suffering from such severe allergy symptoms, I think it may be even tougher on an active energetic child. Our 10 year old son, for example, has suffered from allergies since a very early age. Although he was never really a morning person, itchy, burning, and blurry eyes caused by a reaction to allergens throughout the night make it even more difficult for our son to rise and shine.
When I found out that VISINE-A eye drops were safe for children 6 years and older, I urged our son to try them. We had tried regular lubricating eye drops on his eyes in the past and found that they didn't make enough of a difference to continue using them. I have to say that he was so surprised at what a huge difference VISINE-A made the first day he used them that he mentioned it to me several times throughout the morning. I think the difference is that VISINE-A Eye Allergy Relief Eye Drops combines an antihistamine with a redness reliever, making it far more effective than standard eye drops. Our son only requires one drop in each eye to get relief from his allergy symptoms. It's amazing what a difference that one tiny drop makes in his morning.
If you feel like your allergy symptoms are worse at bedtime or first thing in the morning, here are a few tips on things you can do to keep allergens from landing on and around your eyes throughout the night . . .
- Wash and change your bed linens frequently, especially your pillow cases.
- Keep windows shut to keep the allergens out of your bedroom.
- Run the air conditioner when it's hot or the air purifier when it's not to help filter allergens out of the air.
- Vacuum and dust often to stay on top of dust mites and pet allergens in your bedroom.
- If you are allergic to dust mites, put allergy-proof covers over your mattress and pillows.
- Try to keep pets out of the bed or the bedroom (we have yet to achieve this)
It's no fun to wake up in a cloud and it's scary to learn that 1 in 5 Americans suffer from allergies. It's even scarier that allergies are the 3rd most common chronic disease among Americans who are 18 years old or younger. For more allergy season tips and tricks or to find special offers to save on Visine products, visit www.Visine.com.