Allergies can be a burden not only during the spring and fall seasons, but all year long, and they’re an annoyance to those who suffer from them. An itchy nose, watering eyes and sneezing can interfere with everyday life and relief can be hard to find. Luckily, advancements in medicine are making allergies easier to cope with for those who deal with them on a regular basis. Some natural remedies can even be used, sparing you from having to constantly rely on medication.
The Neti Pot
The neti pot has been endorsed by doctors across the country because of its effectiveness against seasonal allergies and sinus infections. This little pot, similar in appearance to a small, porcelain tea kettle, is designed to pour salt water into your nostrils and through your sinus passages. It has been proven to clear the airways of pollen and other airborne allergies that may be provoke sneezing. Although it was once unheard of, the neti pot can now be easily found at pharmacies as a result of its growing popularity.
An overlooked home remedy for sneezing and most allergy problems is vitamin C. Found in everything from vegetables to orange juice, vitamin C is a classic remedy for allergy symptoms, including sneezing. It will reduce the histamine level in your system quickly and effectively if taken at the onset of an allergic reaction. If you don’t have a bottle of vitamin C pills in your medicine cabinet, a glass of juice rich in vitamin C (such as orange or grapefruit) will do the trick. It’s also a tasty way to boost your immune system.
Another way to calm down your sinuses is by exposing yourself to herbal scents. If you have allergies, you should invest in incense or essential oils to help you get a break from sneezing. Chamomile and lavender are popular home remedies for sneezing because their scents get rid of that little itch in the nose. However, if you want to help yourself in the long run, try to get rid of the source of the problem. Dust frequently, wash your pets to get rid of any dander and consider buying a good dehumidifier.