Spring is a beautiful time of year! It comes with warming temperatures and beautiful flowers that you can get out and enjoy. The only problem is that the new plant growth and pollen can make your allergies worsen to the point where you wake up with watery eyes and a stuffy nose. Instead of having to suffer, there are some measures that you can take to help relieve the spring struggles. Check out the 5 best ways to relieve allergy symptoms:
1. Be Aware of Allergens
The first step to taking care of seasonal allergies is becoming aware of your surroundings. While it’s not feasible to stay inside all spring long, you can make some slight schedule adjustments to help out your nasal passages. For example, avoid doing outside chores, such as gardening and mowing the lawn, the first thing in the morning. This is typically when the pollen counts are at their highest. Instead, schedule outside chores for later in the evening or after a good rainfall. Another way to lessen your risk is by washing your clothes and hands thoroughly after working outside. You will be amazed by how pollen can stick to your skin, hair, and clothing.
2. Rinse Your Sinuses
While some people are able to relieve allergy symptoms with allergy medications, some need to take further steps to get some relief. One of the most efficient ways to get quick relief is by rinsing out your sinuses. This can be done by purchasing a kit, such as a neti pot, or by creating your own saline solution at home. The purpose of this type of treatment is to rinse all the mucus and allergens from your nasal passages, which can make it easier to breathe. If your allergies are making it hard to sleep at night, this can give you some relief to make it easier to get a good night’s sleep.
3. Try Out Our Products
You can find some products in our collection that can help you with seasonal allergies. HistaShield is a targeted blend of flavonoids, antioxidants, enzymes, and botanicals that are designed to provide comprehensive support for seasonal challenges caused by environmental allergens. This product will also help support your sinus and respiratory health, as well as clear your nasal passages. If you are tired of suffering all spring, try HistaShield or HistaShield Jr. for those who are looking for smaller capsule sizes. In addition, our Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) offers a unique and highly effective approach to treating the many symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities. The therapy focuses on inappropriate reactions to harmless substances in relation to the organ systems.
4. Clean In-Home Air
While many people suffer from outdoor allergies during the spring and summer months, part of the problem might be coming from inside your home as well. If the air in your home is not clean, you could be compounding the issue. In order to make sure your air is healthy, be sure to clean out your air filters regularly. You can also use a dehumidifier to dry up the air that is in your home. Finally, be sure that all windows and doors are secured to ensure that pollen is not getting blown inside your home by that fresh spring breeze.
5. Nutrition Alterations
Did you know that adding natural sources of vitamin C can improve your allergy symptoms? Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of this vitamin, including things such as citrus fruits, bell peppers, tomatoes, and cruciferous vegetables. Starting your morning off with a glass of orange juice is not only delicious, but it can actually add benefits to your health, including fighting off illnesses.
At AIM for Wellbeing, we use an integrative approach, which helps our patients heal but also empowers them with knowledge and the tools that they need to succeed. Be sure to learn about all our health services to see how we can help you! Changing your lifestyle may sound daunting, but we will be with you every step of the way!