It’s been tough for me, ever since I started going to the States, I started getting allergies. I don’t know what the reason is, I guess there are more trees in my beloved MN that my poor nose is not used to than in Central Russia. And city living (NYC that is) didn’t help this situation either. Now I get about 3 allergies a year: one in spring, and 2 in the summer (in the beginning and in the end). Today my allergies got so bad, I had to cancel two ESL classes. What am I allergic to? Russia? Lol
My mother reminded me today that when I was little I always asked her, why I didn’t have any allergies, or get colds often, well, Zhenya, be careful what you wish for!
I always remember the importance of drinking water when I start feeling sick or get allergies. I guess this was carved into my brain by a nurse that I was friends with. Needless to say the nurse was American. And every time I felt sick, her first question was – Have you been drinking water?
I think dehydration is one of the scariest words in the English language. So I am on my 10th glass of water, and on my way to feeling like this
I also take meds, so don’t think that I am going all H2O on you here. But some other fun ways to deal with allergies include:
2. Rinses (Where is Erin with her Neti Pot when I need her? lol)
3. Showering several times a day
4. Stay indoors as much as possible
5. And finally, my fav – Hire someone to do the work that exposes you to allergy causing particles.
I am all for that last one, let me figure out what I am allergic to first