It’s springtime and quickly moving into summer. With that brings dirt, dust, pollen and other allergens floating through the air and into your face. Oh allergies, I have been cursed with them since I was in grade school. No matter where I live, there is a certain plant, tree or flower with a vendetta against me. Spring and fall; my two favorite short seasons here in Phoenix. With that brings many runny noses, sneezes and itchy eyes. I am pretty much allergic to everything outside. I should be in a bubble when I decide to leave the house. I had an allergy test once on my arm. The test consists of little needles with the ingredients of allergen triggers. Let me just tell you, my whole arm blew up. The nurse said that she had not seen that much of a reaction to so many different types of allergy triggers before. So yeah, let’s just say I’m a professional when it comes to knowing what works when it comes to allergy medicine. I also know what life is like when I take my pill, and when I forget to take it.
I have taken everything on the market, and for me, I have always gone back to Claritin. Those little guys have been a constant in my medicine cabinet since I can remember.
My go-to has always been Claritin-D for many years now. My daily morning wake-up sneeze took some getting used to by my dear husband, especially when he is fast asleep.
The thing about allergies is that it does not discriminate and you can actually start to develop allergies at any age, even in our 30s and 40s. It may seem like a cold that just doesn’t go away, then out of nowhere, wham!, allergies for life.
The beautiful and talented Brooke Burke-Charvet is the host of Dancing with the Stars and has
teamed up with Claritin to create an over-the-top scenario of what can happen to her day when
she is not able to control her allergies with her Claritin. You can check out the video below.
Whether you have always had allergies, or they have snuck up into your life and you are learning how to deal, you are not alone. Here are some celebrities in their 30s that have been reported having to deal with their allergies too.
Jessica Alba, 31, has tweeted about her allergy sneezing fit she had recently where she sneezed 20 times in a row. “So unfair. Sooooooo unfair”
Nicole Richie, 30, has also tweeted about her allergies. “Dear Allergies, feel free to take a day off from my eyes. I swear, I won’t be mad.”
You are not alone and as soon as you learn the best way to control them, your life will (and runny nose) will feel a lot better.
I wrote this post while participating in a blog tour conducted by Burst Media on behalf of Claritin ®. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program, but my opinions are my own.