Here are some natural ways to defeat allergies.
1. Keep windows and doors closed:
If the pollen count is high, keep the windows and doors closed to protect your indoor air. As tempting as it may be to let the spring breeze in, it is better if you keep the doors and windows closed to minimize the symptoms of allergy.
2. Wash away allergens:
After being outdoors, your clothes, shoes, hair, and skin are covered with tiny particles from everywhere you’ve been. Take a shower and change your clothes to wash away any allergens.
3. Wear a mask:
It'll keep allergens from getting into your airways when you can’t avoid certain allergy triggers, like when you are vacuuming. An N95 mask available at most drug stores will block 95% of the particles such as dust and allergens.
4. Eat fresh:
There is no doubt that a healthy diet is good for your body. Those who eat lots of fresh vegetables, fruits, and nuts particularly grapes, apples, oranges, and tomatoes have fewer allergy symptoms. Make sure to add at least one fresh fruit and veggie to your meal.
5. Drink more:
If you feel stuffy or have postnasal drip from your allergies, sip more water, juice, or other nonalcoholic drinks. Warm fluids like teas, broth, or soup have an added benefit. The extra liquid will thin the mucus and give you more relief.
6. Inhale some steam:
This simple trick can ease a stuffy nose and help you breathe easier. Hold your head over a warm (but not too hot) bowl or sink full of water, and place a towel over your head to trap the steam.
7. Avoid Cigarette Smoke:
It can worsen your runny, itchy, stuffy nose and watery eyes. Avoid other fumes that can make your symptoms worse, too, like aerosol sprays and smoke from wood - burning fireplaces.
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