7 Natural Ways to Reduce Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you will know just how miserable they can make you feel. Running noses, terrible headaches, constant sneezing – and that’s just for starters. The good news is, as well as the various medications you buy to help control your allergy symptoms, there are also a number of natural measures you can take to fight seasonal allergies and start feeling better ASAP. So, let’s take a look at some of them now.
1. Close the windows
If you suffer from seasonal pollen allergies, then the simplest thing you can do to keep your symptoms at bay is to close the windows, especially when the pollen count is high. If your windows are old, then you might also want to look for a window replacement near me because old windows are more likely to let in air and drafts that could contain common allergens, than newly fitted ones, which should be more airtight and secure, but in the meantime, keep your windows closed and you should see an improvement.
2. Wash when you get in
When you get in from spending time outdoors, take off your shoes, change your clothes, and wash your hair, hands, face and any other part of you that has been exposed. This might sound like an extreme thing to do, but if you want to get seasonal allergies under control, then it will really help to do so. How? By ensuring that you quickly get rid of any pollen that has attached itself to you when you were outdoors – it really is that simple.
3. Put a mask on
We all got used to wearing masks when the coronavirus pandemic hit, and although you may now feel relieved to not have to wear one everywhere you go, if you suffer from seasonal allergies, you might want to rethink, Wearing a mask when you are outdoors means that you will not breathe in nearly as much pollen, which means you should experience far fewer symptoms of your allergies too. Try to find a mask that filters the air, and you will notice that it is even more effective than a regular cloth face-covering.
If you are someone who cannot or does not want to use over-the-counter medications like antihistamines to control your seasonal allergy symptoms, you might want to try the natural remedy butterbur instead. Many people have found relief from their symptoms when using this common herb in extract form, and there are some studies to suggest it may be helpful, so you have very little to lose by giving it a try.
5. Use a neti pot
A neti pot is a simple pot with a spout at one end. You fill it with saline solution, insert the spout into one nostril and pour the water through until it drips out of the other nostril. As the water solution flows through your nasal cavity, it flushes out pollen, dust, and other allergens, so that they are unable to cause you harm. It can feel a little strange and uncomfortable the first few times you do it, but you will soon get used to it, and when you see how much relief from allergy symptoms it can bring, you will know that it is worth it.
6. Keep your home clean
Keeping your house clean when you have allergies is a no-brainer. The more often you dust, vacuum, and wipe the floors, carpets, and surfaces in your home the more allergens you will remove from your environment, and the better you will feel. If possible, try to make your own cleaning products using natural ingredients like lemon juice, baking soda, and vinegar because many cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can also trigger off allergic responses in some people.
7. Eat a healthy diet
There is some evidence to suggest that, the more healthy fruits, vegetables, and whole grains you eat, the less likely you are to suffer badly from seasonal allergies and their symptoms. This is particularly true of children, so if you have kids, and you want them to suffer as little as possible from allergies, pay close attention to the diet you feed them and you could make a whole lot of difference.
As you can see, there are lots of basic things you can do to start fighting back against allergies and reducing your symptoms a little, or a lot, even before you bring medications into the equation. So, why not give a free of them a try today?
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