(PRWEB) November 12, 2014
5 Ways to Fight Seasonal Allergies
A lot may be familiar with over the counter remedies for seasonal allergies, they are not the only way to manage them. Stop letting the weather send allergies into overdrive with these five tips.
Check Your Diet
Believe it or not, a diet plays a role in how the body responds to allergy attacks. Thin nasal secretions and clear nasal passages by incorporating more clear soups and liquids into the diet. This will help to keep the nose from feeling stuffy and make it easier for one to breathe. Add some onions, garlic, and vitamin C to a diet to reduce the severity and frequency of allergy episodes due to pollen exposure. Add antioxidants into the diet by eating more fruits and vegetables to help keep allergies away.
Combat Pollen and Allergen Invasions
Stop those sneezing attacks and sore and swollen eyes by using an air purifier in the home. Make sure it's one that uses a HEPA filter to remove the most amount of pollen, dust mites, and other allergens from the home’s environment. Reduce the temperature and humidity to help keep allergens, dust mites, and pollen from circulating in the air. Vacuum and sweep floors weekly to keep pollen and allergens to a minimum inside the home as well.
Take Natural Supplements
While there is nothing wrong with taking over the counter antihistamines, consider taking the natural approach to managing allergy symptoms. Boost the immune system’s response with herbs and vitamins. Natural herbs such as butterbur, Dong-quai, and milk thistle are great for fighting inflammation, allergies, and histaminic reactions.
Reduce Stress and Relax
The immune system is severely compromised during periods of stress and fatigue. Boost the immune system’s ability to ward off seasonal allergies by getting more rest and avoiding stressful situations. Meditation and massage are great ways to rest, rejuvenate, and boost your immune system’s response to infections and allergies.
See an Allergist
Even after making changes to the home and diet, make time to go and see an allergist for seasonal allergies. While pollen and frequent weather changes can wreak havoc with allergies, there may be an underlying reason why your allergies tend to flare up at odd times. An allergist can pinpoint the cause of your allergy attacks, identify potential triggers, and provide a better way to manage the condition.
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