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.
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