We all like the warm weather that spring brings, but warm weather, shiny sunlight and clear sky can be a source of discomfort for those suffering from seasonal allergies. If you struggle with stuffy nose, frequent sneezing, watery eyes or headache that are always associated with seasonal allergies then read on, we have brought to you some home remedies that should provide the needed relief, we hope you find this article helpful.
_ First of all, the best way to prevent any symptoms of allergy is to stay away from the factor that you are allergic to. For instance if you allergic to pet dander then you maybe want to put your pet for adoption, if you are allergic to dust, making sure to get your house cleaned weekly by a cleaning company would be ideal for your case. Also make sure to shut your windows and keep a dehumidifier to prevent mold from growing.
1- Slaty Water.
If the most common symptom you experience is stuffy nose, you can easily clear up your nose by salty warm water, I know it may sound a bit hard to put salty water up your nose, but if you try it you are sure to find a relief.
What you need to do is mix one teaspoon of salt with one cup of sterilized warm water and a pinch of baking soda, get over your sink and try to sniff the water up your nose and let it drizzle back down, try not to let the salty water goes down your throat.
Another option is to fill up a dropper with the solution and just drop two drops in each nostril every morning. You should find an instant relief.
2- Keep An Air Purifier Nearby.
Keeping an air purifier near by you whether in your work space or at your home should control the amount of allergens you take into your nose, also make sure to keep the windows shut so you don’t let more allergens in, if you have to go out then make sure to wear sunglasses and keep a mildly wet handkerchief on your nose.
Among the numorous proven health benefits of these both ingredients, cinnamon and honey is alleviating seasonal allergic symptoms, you can add these both tasty ingredients on a piece of toast as a healthy and tasty breakfast or dissolve it in a cup of warm water or even drink it as tea at night, ingest it the way you want, the choice is completely yours, you just need to make sure to take both cinnamon and honey mixed together.
Other health benefits of honey include suppressing cough, heal burns, protect against infection and alleviate arthritis while cinnamon is great for lowering cholesterol level and regulating blood sugar, when mixed together cinnamon and honey they have been shown to relieve upset stomach, protect against heart diseases, help losing weight and regulate menstrual cycle. However a note of caution. Never give honey to children under one year of age as their immune system is not strong enough to fight the bacteria that is always found in honey and both honey and cinnamon should not be given to a pregnant woman as they can trigger contractions in the uterus and lead to premature birth.
4- Steam Facial.
Steam facial is commonly used to open up the pores of the face to apply proper skin care, but this water based treatment is also great to provide a quick relief for allergic symptoms that are associated with seasonal changes steam would coat up your irritated nasal passages and stimulate the production of mucus in order to flush out the allergens naturally.
All you need to do is boil up a bot of water, after the water boil add it in a bowel and put your face above the steam where it is safe for your skin, cover your head with a towel or a pillowcase to ensure a maximum benefit of the steam, do that for ten to twenty minutes a day if possible to alleviate your allergic symptoms, you can also opt to add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties or peppermint essential oil.
You can achieve the same result by having a nice long hot shower just make sure to have all your skin moisturized to avoid dry skin the occur as a result of long hot showers.
5- Spicy Food.
Spicy foods can be a hard experience for some people and can be very enjoyable for others, beside boosting your metabolism and helping you to lose weight and regulate your blood pressure, spicy foods can also open up your nasal passages and allow your body to flush allergens out of its system.