How to Take Care of Seasonal AllergiesPosted by Guarantee Green Team on May 17th, 2012
Spring is especially hard for allergy sufferers, since large amounts of pollen are released into the air. Lots of over the counter medicines are available, but they do have side effects that aren’t always desirable. If you’re interested in taking allergy medications, try speaking to your doctor and get a recommendation for allergy medication that suits your needs.
Even if you’re allergic to outside allergens, keeping your home nice and clean during allergy season will help a lot. Allergens get tracked inside on shoes, and open windows allow them to wander in and settle in your home. Keeping your home spotless will keep most allergens away from you.
Pets can also track in allergens, so be sure to also keep your pets extra clean during allergy season.
Try using a nasal saline rinse, like the neti pot. Neti pots can be found in most health food stores, and are an easy way to run salt water through the nasal passages, cleaning the nose of any irritants. Using a neti pot every day during allergy season has been proven to drastically reduce allergy symptoms.
If your suffering becomes unbearable, try seeing an allergy specialist who can help you pinpoint other factors that might be causing your allergies.