allergy survivalHaving allergies causes us to suffer from annoying symptoms that can interfere with how we live our day-to-day lives. At this time of year allergy symptoms may be constant, leaving us feeling miserable both indoors and outdoors. Unfortunately there’s no cure for our allergies. But there are many items we can use to help combat allergens and the symptoms that they trigger. Below we have listed some essential items that will help you get through this year’s allergy season and other allergy symptoms you face throughout the year. If there are any other items you use to help ease your allergies, feel free to list them in the comment section! Allergy Medication Over-the-counter allergy medication is one of the most common ways to manage and treat allergy symptoms. While these drugs will not cure your allergies, they can help decrease symptoms felt and make you feel much more comfortable. Allergy medications that can be bought over-the-counter are typically either antihistamines or decongestants. You should consult with a doctor before trying a new medication to help control your allergy symptoms. Allergy Protection Bedding Allergy Protection Bedding can include zippered mattress covers, pillow covers, hot water washable pillows and more. These products are made from specially made, tightly woven material that will create a protective shell around your mattress, pillows and other bed linens. The protective layer created by these products will keep allergens such as dust mites, pet dander and pollen from entering the fibers of your bed and bedding. This prevents you from inhaling these allergens while you sleep, keeping your nighttime symptoms at bay. HEPA Air Filter HEPA is an acronym for high-efficiency particulate air. The HEPA filter forces air through a fine mesh to trap allergens. Air filters can be used any time of the year to trap both indoor and outdoor allergens. It is best to keep your air filter in the bedroom, where you spend the most time in your home.   These items are all made specifically to help ease your allergy symptoms and keep you feeling great despite the onset of allergy symptoms. In order to get the best results for allergy relief, it’s important to always follow the instructions for use that accompany each product.