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5 products to help you get ahead of allergy season

Monday, May 9th 2022, 9:30 am - If you suffer from spring allergies, you needn't passively accept your fate.

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While most people welcome the warmer days of spring, allergy suffers look forward to the season with some trepidation. Allergy medication can help (be sure to consult with your doctor or pharmacist), but for some extra protection, here are five tools that can help you manage the symptoms, and even cut down on allergens altogether.

LEVOIT Air Purifier for Large Room

22-03-22 Levoit air purifier

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Managing your allergies needn’t only be about treating the symptoms. Aside from taking precautions like closing windows during high-pollen days, a proper air purifier with a HEPA filter can suck up a lot of that pollen before it reaches your sinuses. This one, from LEVOIT, will help you, and fast, with enough power to purify the air in a 500-square-foot room in just 33 minutes, and a 900-square-foot room in about an hour. For smaller rooms like your bedroom, there’s a smaller-scale option as well.

Why we’d order it:

  • Automatically adjusts fan speeds to air quality
  • Sleep mode only produces 27 dB of noise
  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 by Amazon users, based on 3,200 reviews

AquaOasis Cool Mist Humidifier

22-03-22 Humidifier Amazon Amazon.ca

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Having the right level of humidity in your home won’t completely insulate you from allergies, but it can ease the ordeal for your sinuses. We really liked this one, from AquaOasis. Aside from its cute design, its 2.2-litre tank is large enough for it to run for up to 24 hours on a single fill, with an automatic shutoff option – and it’s a runaway favourite among users who buy it off of Amazon.ca

Why we’d order it

  • Multiple mist settings, and 360° rotating nozzle
  • Low noise levels, ideal for sleeping
  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 on Amazon.ca, based on an astounding 38,000 reviews

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HydraSense NetiRinse Nasal and Sinus Irrigation Kit

22-03-22 Neti Pot Amazon Amazon.ca

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Nasal and sinus irrigation kits have gained in popularity in recent years, as an easy-to-use alternative to medication (though of course, when managing your own allergies, we do recommend talking to your doctor or pharmacist about what’s best for you). When squeezed or poured into your sinuses, it helps clean them out somewhat, making a good tool in allergy season, though they should always be used with filtered water rather than tap water. This one appealed to us for its choice of two settings, and obviously appealed to Amazon.ca users who purchased it – it’s the number one bestseller on the platform for sinus medicine.

Why we’d order it

  • 60 pre-measured salt packets included
  • Two settings allow a gentle gravity method, or more intensive squeeze option
  • Rated 4.5 out of 5 on Amazon.ca, based on 1,100 ratings

NEWGO Cooling Eye Mask

22-03-22 Eye Mask Amazon Amazon.ca

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Puffy eyes are another unhappy allergy symptom among some sufferers, and fortunately, there are no shortage of treatments out there. This cooling mask from NEWGO isn’t explicitly marketed as such a treatment (it’s touted as bringing relief from headaches and stress), but some of those who reviewed it on Amazon.ca reported it helping ease their allergy ordeal, and it’s general purpose use also makes a good argument for it.

Why we’d order it:

  • Flexible gel beads help the mask mould itself to your face for greater effect
  • Can retain cold temperatures for up to 20 minutes
  • Rated 4.4 out of 5 on Amazon.ca, based on more than 3,000 ratings

National Allergy 4 Pack Allergy Pillow Cover

22-03-22 Pillowcase Amazon Amazon.ca

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If you’re prone to allergies, it would be a shame to take such pains to limit your exposure to pollen, only to rest your head at night on a pillow that may have dust mites. A proper pillow cover, like this one from National Allergy, can keep them out almost entirely, and this one comes in a pack of four.

Why we’d order it

  • 100% cotton
  • Breathable material keeps out allergens and dust mites larger than 3-4 microns
  • Rated 4.8 out of 5 on Amazon.ca, based on more than 900 reviews

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Our trusted Product Specialists recommend high-quality items that we think will enhance your experience with Canadian weather conditions. Prices and availability of items are accurate at the time of publication and are subject to change.

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