Breathe Easy: Natural Ways to Manage Spring Allergies

healthy living Apr 05, 2023

Every spring, millions of people suffer from hay fever, otherwise known as seasonal allergies. Symptoms include sneezing, itchy eyes, and a runny nose. While over-the-counter medications can effectively control these symptoms, many prefer natural remedies. Here’s a look at a couple of the most effective ways to manage your allergies naturally this season.


Air Purifiers 

Air purifiers remove allergens that may trigger allergies from the air inside your home or office. These devices are beneficial if you live in an area prone to pollen or other airborne allergens. Some air purifiers also come equipped with special filters explicitly designed for allergic reactions; these filters trap and eliminate particles that trigger allergic reactions before they enter your home’s environment. 


Sinus Wash

Sinus irrigation involves rinsing your sinuses with a saline solution, which helps to remove mucous and airborne irritants that cause the symptoms of allergies, such as sneezing, congestion, and runny noses. When done correctly, it can help to relieve allergy symptoms and reduce sensitivity over time. Proper equipment is necessary for sinus washes but is readily available in most pharmacies or online. Here’s an example of some that I have used – Neti Pot, NeilMed Sinus Rinse, Nasopure (for kids.  Check with your pediatrician before use).  Be sure to keep your equipment clean as recommended in the instructions and use distilled water with the recommended amount of saline powder.  Daily sinus washes can give allergy sufferers much-needed relief when spring rolls around.  Additional Information from the CDC on Nasal Rinsing.



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