It’s that time of year when the trees sprout, the flowers bloom, and the days get warmer. It is also the time of year when pollen count along with allergies blossom, the mosquitos and the threat of West Nile virus heat up, and the sun’s radiation gets higher, along with the increased risk of skin cancer.
Natural Allergy Remedies
The traditional routes to combat spring allergies are antihistamines, such as Claritin, Zyrtec or Benadryl, but they only treat the symptoms of itchy eyes, sneezing and runny nose, and they can be sedating. Natural options, such as D-Hist, contain herbs and vitamins that help build the immune system up against allergies. They contain supplements, like quercetin, stinging nettles and bromelain that are derived from natural plant sources and treat the underlying causes of allergies.
Less Harmful Insect Repellents
The traditional choices to prevent mosquito, flea and tick bites are insect repellents that may harm the environment and that contain dangerous chemicals, like DEET. Natural options, such as Cedarcide, are derived from cedar oil. They are not only effective, but safe to use without the worry of introducing harmful chemicals on your body.
Traditional choices for protection from the sun are chemical sunscreens, like Coppertone and Banana Boat, that are harmful to the environment and introduce unwanted chemical exposure to your body. Physical blocking sunscreens, such as Banxblock, contain ingredients like zinc oxide that dermatologists and other doctors recommend and are safe for your skin.
At Flower Mound Pharmacy, we can provide you with safe and natural alternatives to help you protect you and your family from the dangers of summer sun, mosquitos and allergies. Stop by our pharmacy on Cross Timbers Road, or call us at (972) 355-4614 and we will be happy to answer any questions and make recommendations that are right for you and your family.