fbpx
April 21, 2014 |  written by IVX Health

How to Fight Spring Allergies

It’s that time of year when sniffles, sneezes and headaches start becoming commonplace thanks to spring allergies.  Use these tips to fight allergies and feel your best this spring. Fight Allergies Before They Start If you suffer from allergies every year, you can lessen symptoms by preemptively fighting them before they begin.  Your doctor may recommend antihistamines (either by prescription or over the counter), which you can start taking before your symptoms begin.  You might also talk to your doctor about whether or not you’re a good candidate for allergy shots, which are typically given in a series of shots over three years. Be Informed About Outdoor Air Quality We all want to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather, but knowing what you’re facing when you step outside can help.  Check the pollen and mold counts before you head outside.  On particularly severe days, consider indoor activities or at least limit your outdoor time. Time for Spring Cleaning Set aside some time to take care of spring cleaning.  Dust, change air filters and vacuum.  Also be sure to check your home for any water leaks or water damage that could encourage mold growth. Clean Out Your Nose Washing out your nasal cavity with distilled or saline water can help ease stuffy nose symptoms.  You can do this with a neti pot or by simply flushing them out with a nasal syringe.  Look here for instructions. Check Out Supplements Certain supplements can help your body fight allergies.  Consider adding the following supplements to your vitamin regimen: Probiotics aid digestion and boost immunity, and some studies show they can help correct your body’s reaction to allergens. Vitamin C can act as a natural antihistamine because it actually helps prevent the formation of histamines, whereas over-the-counter options work after histamines have already formed. Ask your doctor about supplementing with butterbur capsules.  The anti-inflammatory effects of the butterbur plant may help ease your allergy symptoms. Fish oil is also anti-inflammatory and has been shown to help with everything fromheart disease and cholesterol to bowel function, skin moisturization and hay fever. Boost Your Immune Function with a Myers’ Cocktail from IVX Health One of the best way to fight allergies is to make sure your immune system is at its strongest, and the Myers’ Cocktail is a great way to do just that. Whether you’re receiving a wellness treatment like our Myers’ Cocktail or receiving therapy for a chronic condition, we do IV treatment differently at IVX Health.  We offer infusions in a spa-like environment at a time that works for you — including evenings and weekends.  We believe feeling better should start when you walk in the door for your treatment, and we would love to show you how you can make IV therapy a convenient and enjoyable part of your life.

It’s that time of year when sniffles, sneezes and headaches start becoming commonplace thanks to spring allergies.  Use these tips to fight allergies and feel your best this spring.

Fight Allergies Before They Start

If you suffer from allergies every year, you can lessen symptoms by preemptively fighting them before they begin.  Your doctor may recommend antihistamines (either by prescription or over the counter), which you can start taking before your symptoms begin.  You might also talk to your doctor about whether or not you’re a good candidate for allergy shots, which are typically given in a series of shots over three years.

Be Informed About Outdoor Air Quality

We all want to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather, but knowing what you’re facing when you step outside can help.  Check the pollen and mold counts before you head outside.  On particularly severe days, consider indoor activities or at least limit your outdoor time.

Time for Spring Cleaning

Set aside some time to take care of spring cleaning.  Dust, change air filters and vacuum.  Also be sure to check your home for any water leaks or water damage that could encourage mold growth.

Clean Out Your Nose

Washing out your nasal cavity with distilled or saline water can help ease stuffy nose symptoms.  You can do this with a neti pot or by simply flushing them out with a nasal syringe.  Look here for instructions.

Check Out Supplements

Certain supplements can help your body fight allergies.  Consider adding the following supplements to your vitamin regimen:

  • Probiotics aid digestion and boost immunity, and some studies show they can help correct your body’s reaction to allergens.
  • Vitamin C can act as a natural antihistamine because it actually helps prevent the formation of histamines, whereas over-the-counter options work after histamines have already formed.
  • Ask your doctor about supplementing with butterbur capsules.  The anti-inflammatory effects of the butterbur plant may help ease your allergy symptoms.
  • Fish oil is also anti-inflammatory and has been shown to help with everything fromheart disease and cholesterol to bowel function, skin moisturization and hay fever.

Boost Your Immune Function with a Myers’ Cocktail from IVX Health

One of the best way to fight allergies is to make sure your immune system is at its strongest, and the Myers’ Cocktail is a great way to do just that.

Whether you’re receiving a wellness treatment like our Myers’ Cocktail or receiving therapy for a chronic condition, we do IV treatment differently at IVX Health.  We offer infusions in a spa-like environment at a time that works for you — including evenings and weekends.  We believe feeling better should start when you walk in the door for your treatment, and we would love to show you how you can make IV therapy a convenient and enjoyable part of your life.

Treatment at IVX Health

If biologics like Remicade, Actemra or Orencia  are a part of your chronic illness treatment plan, then consider choosing IVX Health for your ongoing care needs. IVX Health makes it possible to receive your therapy in a comfortable, convenient, and private environment.

With a private suite for every patient, you can watch your favorite Netflix show or movie on the big screen TV in each room, use a laptop or other mobile device to surf the web, or simply hang out with family and friends. We always have chairs for guests, and each center has a family room that is spacious and private if you need to bring your kids to your treatment. We also offer flexible appointment scheduling – including evenings and Saturdays – at any of our convenient locations.

At IVX Health, we truly are invested in helping you live your best life. If you’re ready to experience a new kind of infusion clinic, click here to learn how to move your infusion or injection therapy to IVX Health.

Menu