Flowers hint at blooming and grass struggles to turn green… Spring is in the air! But that air also contains pollen and allergens that cause many to dread this beautiful season. If the first casualty of the war between pollen and sinuses is you then perhaps it is time to fight back. Allergy medicine can come with a side of mental fog leaving many debating whether suffering with allergies is better than taking medicine. Breathe-easy, natural solutions have proven effective for many allergy sufferers without the side effects of other OTC meds.
**The tips below are not a replacement for medical advice. Please consult a doctor with any concerns about treatment for any conditions you experience.**
1. Local Honey
Many people have claimed that honey completely kicked their allergies to the curb! The bees eat the pollen and produce honey containing the pollen. As you eat the honey, many people think that your immunity builds up to the pollen that’s in the air. It is definitely very important to buy local honey from a trusted source as store-bought is not always pure and very likely not from your area.
2. Saline Solution
You can purchase a saline nasal spray at your local grocery store to irrigate your nasal passages. This should help to remove pollen, relieve inflammation so you can breathe, and help to prevent post nasal drip.
If you’re brave enough you can also try a Neti-Pot (which feels a *little* bit like drowning, but not too bad). Just remember to NEVER use tap water when using a Neti-Pot!
3. Dehumidifier and Cool-Mist Humidifier
Don’t be too quick to pack up the dehumidifier for the season. Mold, dust mites, and other allergens thrive on humidity so cut down on humidity and it should help cut down on your reaction. You can also run a cool-mist humidifier on a cool night since allergens will bind with the water droplets and will be removed from the air.
You can find lots of Dehumidifier options and read reviews on Amazon.
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5. Shower and Launder
Spending time outdoors can bring allergens indoors through your clothing and your hair. Showering and washing your hair before bed will help to keep allergens off of your pillow making it easier to sleep at night. If you’ve been gardening, hiking, playing at the park, or spending significant time outdoors, try to place the clothing in the wash as soon as you come in to prevent the spread of pollen.
Also, be sure to wash your pillow regularly to get rid of any dust mites that be hiding in there. It is recommended that pillows be completely replaced at least once every 2-3 years.
What natural remedies have helped you fight seasonal allergies?
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