Tips for Seasonal Allergies
Do you want tips for seasonal allergies? Do you experience the discomfort of seasonal allergies? So many of us ache for the sunshine and warm weather but loathe the itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing that comes with it in the late spring, early summer. So many allergy medications either make you sleepy or can dry out your eyes and skin. Are there ways to remedy seasonal allergies naturally? Yes. Here are our four tips to conquer these annoyances.
Tips for seasonal allergies
Citrus fruits or vitamin C
Citrus fruits (especially lemons) that are high in vitamin C and antioxidants are great to boost the immune response to seasonal allergies. You can do anything from adding citrus juice to your morning routine, vitamin C supplements or simply eat more citrus.
Saline nasal rinse
A Neti pot with warm water and a few drops of essential oils can help relieve sinus congestion and keep the nasal passages clean and moisturized. In addition it will reduce nasal symptoms when they aren’t able to continue to become dry.
Eat local honey
Included in our tips for seasonal allergies is to eat more local honey. Many naturopaths insist that when you eat honey from local bees is can reduce allergies. The theory is that honey is made from the local pollen and can build up a tolerance.
Drink more water
One of the best things you can do for your body is to remain hydrated. When your system is dehydrated the immune system will cause runny nose, sneezing and/or coughing. Drink at least two cups of plain water when you wake up. Additionally wait 30 minutes before you eat or drink to allow your body to absorb the water. A good rule of thumb is to drink at least half your body weight in ounces per day and at least one cup before and after showering.
There are many natural remedies for seasonal allergies and some may work better than others, depending on a person’s own tolerance level. We always recommend trying something natural but if these do not work contact your doctor for further assistance.