"Ralphie! You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!"

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By Missy Saila on March 30, 2012, 3:58pm

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You hear it every time there are weather extremes.

No, not that famous phrase from the movie "A Christmas Story". (Then again, you just may hear that... I don't know... lol)

At the threat of a snowflake, did your mom bundle you up like Ralphies little brother Randy? "I can't get up. I can't get up! I can't get Uuuup!" Yes, I am being extreme, but seriously, how many of you fear the weather changes because you think you're going to get sick?

When the weather changes as quickly as it has been these past couple weeks I hear people making that statement. It's 80, it’s 20, it's windy, it's sunny, it's humid, it's dry, it's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring, it's hailing, it's thundering and yes, now we have the potential for snow. (Run Randy!!! Run fast and far from that horrible snow suit!!!) We're all going to get sick!

Most people believe that to be true, but have no idea why. It's one of those things that you always heard but never thought about.

Weather extremes themselves do not make you sick. EveryBODY is different and reacts differently to changes. Did you know that a sudden change in the temperature or the humidity can cause a 'fake' allergy attack that will not respond to your allergy medication. (I know this because I get them and they suck.)

That sudden change (10 - 20 degrees in an hour) and your body reacting to it can cause spasms in your nasal passages that cause that 'fake' attack. One thing you can do as a preventative measure is attack that attack with a NetiPot. (Omg! How many times will she say attack?! Hahaa YOU said it that time!!)

NetiPot's are great for combating and even preventing real & fake allergy symptoms. It's like giving your swollen booger filled sinuses a soothing spa treatment.

However: PLEASE be sure to FOLLOW the directions for use. You can find them in almost any store nowadays. Not just the directions, the NetiPot too lol. ;) (Check the sinus medication section.)

Something to think about as well, when you keep your windows closed up you are also trapping in any germs and pollen that comes in with you!

There is a good article by Scott on reducing pollen, if you want to check it out---> http://www.wxedge.com/articles/201203285_easy_ways_to_reduce_pollen_exposure

So, with Easter around the corner... picture Ralphie in his pink bunny suit hopping down the bunny trail tossing lug nuts from his Easter Basket and let's hope that Randy's snowsuit is never seen again...

I am going to attack my weekend with some fun and maybe a Blood Orange Margarita with my favorite girl! I hope you do the same thing my friend!

Thanks again for stopping by and see ya soon! 

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Missy Saila

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