BEHOLD my arsenal of allergy remedies!
This is how I make it through the spring...and summer...and fall...OK, and winter!
See that little plastic Aladdin's lamp thing sitting on top of a box of Loratidine (Generic Claritin)? That's my neti pot. The one I bought twice. Because I chickened out the first time. And the second time. And quite frankly, I just love saying it! Net-i…pot…
I’d read several articles espousing the miracles of the neti pot and and how it was like an archaeology dig for your sinuses, but I don’t like feeling that I’m drowning…that swimming pool water up the nose burning headache worse than brain freeze. I’ve traded it for a little bulb nasal irrigator. Not much better but less intimidating and a tiny bit more tolerable. Still hard to commit. OK, I’ve abandoned that too!
It not easy being allergic:
- When my husband wakes up to find my wadded tissue close to his face…that ain’t sexy.
- When I sneeze--which is quite often in fits of multiples-- my dog just casually exits the room. I'm starting to take offense!
- When a strange Beagle recently jumped on my lap at the dog run, I had to pay a visit to the emergency room because I spontaneously broke out in hives.
Bashful (don’t look at me, I’m a sneezy mess!)
Doc (how many refills of Flovent do I have? )
Dopey (I’m floooooooatinnnnnng…is your side of the room spinning?)
Grumpy ( I know I’m running late! If I can stop blowing my nose I could get dressed already!)
Happy (Oooh, 4 more boxes of Kleenex…with Lotion! Yes!!)
Sleepy (I want to do some work but I can’t seem to move off the couch…ok, 5 more minutes, I promise)
Sneezy (God bless me!)
I spend a fortune on Swiffer dust cloths because we have a beloved hairy beast who's worth every penny. There's a box of Kleenex in every room and the insides of all my pockets and purses are flocked with tissue dust.
And speaking of dust...while we're packing for our big move, we're stirring up dust bunnies we didn't even know existed! So, I just ordered a couple of these, on sale at Amazon.com:
|Hamilton Beach True Air Allergen-Reducing Air Cleaner|