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Watch Out Allergies I’m Prepared!

There is no doubt when the pollen starts kicking up in our area we are aware. In addition to the blaring warnings that greet me when I log on to check the weather, my eyes, throat, and nose let me know there is pollen lurking outside just waiting to pounce.

Both my oldest son and I have allergies. If you catch us during some deep cleaning like closets and the garage you can always find us by the constant sneezing. With my son we have to be careful because he also has asthma and often allergies seem to irritate it some.

For me the two biggest and most annoying symptoms of my seasonal allergies is sneezing and itchy watery eyes.  Did you know an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from allergies? There just happened to be two of them in my house.

When my eyes are watery and won’t stop itching I have to do something. If not I will keep rubbing them until I really irritate them.  I always have eye drops with me I keep them in my purse.


VISINE®-A® Eye Allergy Relief Eye Drops combine an antihistamine with a redness reliever to temporarily relieve eye itchiness and redness, helping eyes get back to normal. It works pretty fast too so I can get back to what I need to be doing






  •  Wash linens and clothes regularly
  • Keep windows shut to keep out pollen and other outdoor allergen
  • Vacuum and dust often to reduce indoor allergens, such as dust and pet dander
  • Run the air conditioner or air filter to sift out allergens. Make sure to keep those air filters clean and replace them regularly
  • Put allergy proof covers on pillows, mattresses and comforters to ward off dust mites



  • Check the pollen count before going outside each day – pollen counts tend to be highest 5 – 10am
  • Shower after being outdoors to remove allergens that may have stuck to you. Use a sterile saline eye wash to flush allergens out ofyour eyes
  • Do not hang laundry to dry outdoors because allergens can stick to the clothes
  • Glasses and sunglasses act as a barrier or shield to minimize allergens from sticking to your eyes
  • If you prefer to wear contact lenses, choose a daily disposable lens, which can minimize accumulation of allergens as well. Contact lens wearers can use VISINE®-A® Eye Allergy Relief, but need to remove contact lenses before use and wait at least 15 minutes before reinserting contact lenses after using the drops

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 This post is part of a program with VISINE and The Motherhood, who sent me products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own.

About Colleen Shibley

Colleen Shibley Mother to 3 kids, wife to an awesome & thoughtful husband, beach lover, book reader, working woman by day, and blogger by night. Blogging from sunny South Florida passionate about travel, good food, entertainment, and enjoying family time...[Read More...]


  1. Allergies are crazy this year. I’ve been using Visine like crazy.

  2. Tammy S says:

    My son and I both have to carry Visine on us because allergies are so bad this year. I always keep a bottle in my purse.

  3. Katharina says:

    I thought that our allergies couldn’t get worse than they were last year…. but boy was I wrong. It’s going to be a looooong spring and summer here. :-(

  4. Chelsey says:

    Allergies are the worst! Thanks for sharing this!

  5. my eyes are bugging me this year!

  6. sheila ressel says:

    We go through this stuff like water at our home. The pollen count has been so high year round I can’t remember not having allergy flare-ups!

  7. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Allergies are worse this year. I too use Visine A , but it is not enough for my husband who becomes asthmatic.

  8. David Fultner says:

    I hate allergies. Thanks for the tip.

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