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Spring Allergies: How to Deal

Have you ever gone to bed feeling refreshed and ready for the next day, until you wake up and feel like death has come upon you? Well, this was my life this past week. Going to bed last Friday night, the eve of Dance Marathon, excited and ready to dance for the kids all day, was suddenly erupted by the beginnings of a cold. As Saturday rolled on and I kept dancing throughout the day, I refused to let my somewhat fatigue keep me down. Even though Dance Marathon was a complete success, (did I mention we raised over $132,000? How cool is that?) I still managed to wake up the next day feeling even worse.

                I assumed it was just body aches from dancing and standing for ten hours, and the fatigue and light sensitivity was just from partying way to hard at the event, but soon I realized it had to one thing: SPRING ALLERGIES! As I silently whelped to myself, I pulled myself together, and hoped that it would pass. Well, I was wrong. Very wrong. As the rest of the week continued on, I managed to get sicker. My eyes would be swollen shut every morning when I woke up, and dragged my feet the whole day. I accepted this knowing that this whole winter I never got a runny nose, not even a cough! Karma decided to work like clockwork, thank you karma. So, why am I writing this blog to talk about my horrible allergies if you may ask? Spring allergies are common among so many people, and it’s important, especially in college to stay healthy and keep you motivated. Here are just a few tips to keep yourself on the Healthy Track this Spring Time!

1.       Always a good suggestion if you are prone to the “Spring Fever” allergies is taking a One-a-day Claritan! This will help from any inflammation acting up and allow your body to stay healthy during the Spring time!

2.       Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff! Allergies can flare up whenever a person is extremely stressed. De-stress your body. Take a few minutes to meditate or a warm-bath! This will help your body relax and not become sicker.

3.       Get plenty of sleep! Sleeping is probably the most important strategy for maintaining a healthy, allergy-free Spring. Getting the right amount of sleep will allow your body to get back on the healthy track!

4.       Stay hydrated and aware of your body! If you feel like you’re not feeling any better, head over to Nurse Nancy in Rogalski Building. She will be able to assist with any symptoms you might be having, and nurse you back to health!

So as the Spring time is rolling in as beautiful as ever, don’t forget that allergy season is also here too!  Also, don’t let what happened to me, happen to you too! 


Hi readers! My name is Mary Blesz! I am a sophomore at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. I am double majoring in Marketing and Management, with minors in Public Relations and Organizational Leadership! I am involved with Residence Life on campus, and also cannot wait to help with St. Ambrose's Dance Marathon! Helping out the kids is such a fulfilling thing I have done in the past and can't wait to see where this goes! FTK (For the Kids!)When I am not busy with the mountian full of homework I always have, I will normally be seen with all my friends! My friends are great group of people that I have met here at Ambrose! College has opened my eyes to so many new people! It is kind of interesting to me to meet people from all over; like Chicago (lots of my friends are from the area) and even people who loved in the same hometown!!!I have a huge "passion for fashion." I love to see what is most popular, and incorporate the latest trends within my own style. My style has a mixture of what my mood of the day is! One day I can pull out the high-waisted shorts and the crop top and flaunt my ombre hair, and then another day, wear the classic peplum top, with my hair pulled into a fashionable bun! I love reading about the latest trends and expressing it through my own personal style! I hope you enjoy what I can share with you through my own experiences and stories! Enjoy!!!!
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