Allergies are happen when your immune system overreacts to pollen, molds, grass, dander and cosmetics. Once exposed, the body produces histamines or leukotrienes. Symptoms include runny nose, itchy throat, congestion, and sneezing, coughing and runny eyes. Antihistamines to deal with allergies are popular, but often carry unwanted side effects such as drowsiness, depression and dizziness. But there are natural remedies for allergies.
The best way to fight allergies and their symptoms, including stuffy nose, watery eyes, sinus pressure or rashes, is to figure out the cause and avoid it as best you can. Follow these steps to easy breathing and clear skin.
Seasonal allergies can significantly impede your ability to function, particularly in the spring months. This article provides tips for coping with seasonal allergies, beginning by suggesting you visit an allergist.
Prepare for Allergy Season: -
• Start treatment at least 2 weeks before your typical allergy season with a drug-free nasal spray to coat the nasal passages. It's important to get ahead of the symptoms to be able to better control the allergy attack. • Maintain a healthy immune system throughout the year. Increase your intake of vitamin C to boost your immunity as you enter the allergy season. • Keep your overall health in shape with proper diet, routine sleep patterns and lowering your stress level. The use of natural anti-inflammatory herbs such as garlic, ginger and turmeric may be used to supplement your dietary intake.
Try Homemade Remedies First: -
• Stay indoors when pollen producers are most active. This is usually between 5:00 and 10:00 in the morning. If it's hot and windy, try to avoid going outside at all. • Wear a filtration mask if you garden or mow the lawn. • Try a homemade remedy using a neti pot (see Resources below) to cleanse your sinuses. Mix warm water, baking soda and salt according to directions and pour into the sinuses. The technique flushes the sinuses in one nostril and out of the other. • Remove allergens such as dust mites and pollen from laundry using hot water at least 140 degrees F. For laundry where high temperatures are not recommended, a double rinse is an acceptable alternative. • Find homemade remedies for allergies such as hay fever are made with boiled minced grapefruit and lemon with a little honey added. Take this solution three times a day to treat allergies such as pollen. • Protect your nose from irritation due to allergies by applying a tiny bit of petroleum jelly inside each nostril. Inhale the fumes of boiled chamomile in water. • Know that lime is promoted as an effective homemade method to treat allergies. Squeeze half of a lime into a glass of lukewarm water. Use a tsp. of honey to sweeten. Taken once daily, this remedy is thought to act as an anti-allergic agent.
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