As many of you have noticed with itchy eyes, runny noses, and sneezing bouts, it is pollen season. Hay fever and asthma tend to strike an estimated 60 million people each year. Since there are no cures for this dreaded annoyance, the best thing to do is manage the symptoms. Below are three natural ways to keep the sniffles at bay. Besides seeing your doctor, there are some things you can do to help your allergies.
Eat Right and Keep Hydrated
Suffering from allergies takes a toll on your immune system. Combat this stress and lessen your reaction by treating your body right with a good diet and plenty of water. Any extra water will help the nose clear out allergens.
Use a Neti Pot
Clearing out the nose in this strange but useful fashion can only help your symptoms. Any sort of saline rinse will do for a good cleaning experience.
Try Apple Cider Vinegar
Many people swear by this particular solution for many different symptoms. In theory, it is believed to lower mucus production and help clear out the lymphatic system. In any case, quite a few people have witnessed results.
Whatever you decide to do, be sure to keep an eye out for air quality and pollen count. These stats are usually provided with most weather reports online and can only help you prepare for the day. Good resources are pollen.com, accuweather.com, and airnow.gov.
feature picture courtesy of pollen.com. stats and information from aafa.org, homeopathy.au.org, and wellness mama.com