Treat allergies naturally.
Outdoor and indoor allergens can wreak havoc on your life and create a host of unbearable symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, itchy throat and watery eyes. You can always rely on over-the-counter antihistamines or prescription medications to relieve symptoms. Unfortunately, results are short-term and there’s the risk of side effects. If you’re looking for a better way to manage your allergies, consider natural remedies to reduce irritation.
1. Take quercetin. Buy this herbal supplement from a local health food store and take as directed to reduce congestion and sinus pressure associated with allergies.
2. Use a natural saline spray or create a salt solution by combining 1 tsp. of salt in an 8 oz. glass of water and use a medicine dropper to rinse pollen and irritants from your nasal passage.
3. Stay inside. Outdoor allergies such as pollen can enter your home and vehicle via doors and windows. Use your air conditioner to keep these irritants out of your home and automobile.
4. Put on fresh clothes. Outdoor allergens can stick to clothes, other fabric and hair. Take off clothes upon returning home to reduce irritation. Wash your hands to remove traces of pollen and other allergens, and wash your hair to remove allergens from your hair strands.
5. Dust your home. Wash bedding once or twice a week, vacuum your floors and dust surfaces to get rid of dust mites.
6. Eat spicy food. Add pepper and other hot spices to your food to promote nasal drainage and expel allergens and other irritants from the nose.
7. Clean air filters. Check your air filters monthly and change as needed to keep your home allergen-free.
8. Up your intake of omega-3. Regularly eat foods rich in omega-3 such as salmon and eggs, or take omega-3 supplements to reduce inflammation and naturally fight allergy symptoms.