JD Sanders RV Gainesville Blog

  • Published on Jun 03, 2015

    Allergy sufferers know what a problem it can be to spend a significant amount of time outdoors surrounded by pollen and ragweed. The never ending sneezing, running nose, constant itchy and watery eyes can be a real buzz kill on any trip. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates that 30% of adults and 40% of children suffer from allergies. If you are one of the millions of allergy sufferers out there, there are things you can do to help relieve your allergy symptoms while you’re out in the wilderness. 

    1. Allergy Medicine

    This is probably the most important weapon you have against your allergies. If you are already on an allergy medicine that works, stick with it and don’t forget it! Try to go for non-drowsy options because the last thing you want to do is spend your trip constantly tired and needing a nap every time you take your allergy pill. These pills generally are really small and take up little space. So make sure you take a few along with you in a bag and have them on hand if you are going to be away from your campsite for a while. 

    2. Allergy Eye Drops

    Nothing is worse than having to constantly rub your eyes and wipe the tears away. Not to mention the gunk buildup in the morning that glues your eyes shut. Using allergy drops can help reduce some of the symptoms, plus it’s another small item that can be easily carried around with you. However if you are a contact lens wearer sometimes your allergies can be so bad that wearing your contacts is a bit unbearable. It would be a good idea to bring your glasses with you just in case you can’t wear your contact lenses. 

    3. Tissues

    These are vital during allergy season. Nothing is worse than having to suffer with a runny nose during a long hike. These can be easily stashed in your pocket and carried anywhere with you. A highly recommended item for those with allergies!

    4. Ointment or Unscented Lip Balm

    Since you’ll probably be blowing your nose a lot, the skin around the nose can become chapped and raw, which is extremely uncomfortable. Dab a little ointment or an unscented lip balm around your nose to sooth the skin. Make sure you put a bit on before you go to bed that way you’ll have some nice soft nostrils to wake up to.

    5. Saline Spray

    If you are the kind of allergy sufferer who gets the whole works accompanied by congestion, then you might want to have some saline spray on hand. Neti pots work great to clear nasal passageways, but if you are out camping and don’t have distilled water on hand then you are better off using a can of saline spray. You generally only have to use these a couple times a day, if that, so just keep it in your RV or campsite until you need it.

    Just remember if you suffer from allergies to always be prepared for any type of outcome. The severeness of your allergy depends on your location and the type of environment surrounding you. It’s best to always have your allergy arsenal on hand just in case they decide to declare war on you!

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    If you find yourself traveling through the Gainesville area and are in need of a service or part let JD Sanders RV help you out. Our award winning service department is the largest RV facility in North Florida. Trust that you're in great hands with our experienced RV technicians. If it’s a part you are looking for, check out the online parts store and find just the item you need. If you have any questions fill out the form on the service or parts page and one of our associates will be able to assist you. 


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