We ask that you read through this document in its entirety. Any edits or revisions must be submitted within 48 The weather is warming up, and the flowers are blooming. Spring is here, which means that allergy season is beginning for many people. Sadly, the changing seasons often means runny noses, itchy eyes, nasal congestion, and sore throats.
You’re probably wondering how to get through this tough season. There are many medications to treat allergies, but they often leave you tired, so you can’t take them during the day. To help you avoid the side effects of medication, we’ve put together a list of five home remedies to treat seasonal allergies.
Clear Your Nasal Passages
There are a few ways to cleanse your nasal passages, and the most common way is by using a neti pot. To use a neti pot, add a saline solution and warm water to your pot and pour the mixture through one of your nostrils. Keep your head tilted so that the solution can reach the other nostril. It’s a strange feeling, but it will help you feel less stuffy and irritated. You want to repeat this process once or twice a day to prevent worsening allergy symptoms.
Other ways to clear your nasal passages:
- Use a humidifier.
- Place a warm towel on your face.
- Use nasal saline spray.
Important! Improper use of a neti pot can worsen symptoms. Please read the directions to use the neti pot correctly.
Incorporate Hot and Spicy Foods
Eating hot and spicy foods breaks down built-up mucus in your nose and naturally loosens the phlegm clogging the body. However, eat these foods in moderation!
Smell Essential Oils
Using essential oils is a great way to open your nasal passages. Pick up bottles of spearmint, eucalyptus, or peppermint oils and smell them periodically throughout the day. You can also get an essential oil diffuser so that the smell can permeate the room, or add some oil to your bath or rub some on your wrist. Either way, your sinuses will thank you.
Clean Around Your Home
Seasonal allergies are often linked to changes in weather and nature, so you’re most likely to track allergy-inducing pollutants into your home when the seasons change. To get through allergy season, you must wash everything, dust frequently, and vacuum often.
Give Herbal Remedies a Try
A few herbal remedies are known for clearing mucus and decreasing congestion. Quercetin and butterbur are two popular herbal treatments that can treat your allergies. Quercetin is an antioxidant flavonoid found in many foods and plants. This herb can relieve common allergy symptoms. Butterbur is similar, but it can also relieve headaches, stomachaches, and allergy symptoms.
Suffering from allergies is no fun. Treating your allergy symptoms is essential to living comfortably through the warmer months. Use these five home remedies to treat your seasonal allergies to feel better in no time!