Of course, everyone loves when spring and summer finally arrive after a long winter! However, unfortunately, that is when most people’s allergies start to flare up. You know the drill… runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing, sore throat, headaches, and other annoying symptoms. Luckily, there are some ways to ease the pain and start feeling better fast.
Here are some ways to help ease your spring and summer allergies:
- First things first, talk to your doctor about allergy medications. Taking an allergy pill every day or before your symptoms start can reduce symptoms especially if you will be around your triggers. You may also want to ask about an allergy test so you know what you are allergic to. This can help you avoid your triggers and reduce symptoms as well. If your allergies are very severe, your doctor may also recommend allergy shots.
- During days when allergy triggers like pollen are high, avoid being outdoors. There are websites you can check that will tell you when allergy triggers are at their highest. If you do have to be outdoors during these times, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes. When you come indoors, change your clothes and take a shower if your symptoms tend to get worse after you come inside. This can also help prevent pollen and other triggers like grass from coming into your home and causing you issues.
- Try a natural remedy. Ask your doctor or a naturopath what kind of herbal remedies might help you. There are teas and essential oils that can reduce symptoms. If you like diffusing essential oils in your home, try a mix of peppermint, lemon, and lavender essential oils (about 2 drops of each) to reduce symptoms and make the air smell fresh.
- Always remove shoes before coming indoors and ask your guests to remove their shoes as well. Shut your windows to avoid pollen and other allergens from entering your home. You can also try an air purifier and clean often.
- Don’t smoke. Smoking can make allergy symptoms worse.
Do you get allergies in the spring or summer? Do you know which allergens trigger your symptoms?
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