Sneezing, runny nose, red eyes… seasonal allergies suck, and I know you don’t disagree. Furthermore, seasonal allergies can also trigger other issues, such as asthma episodes and sinus infections. At that point, doctors and prescriptions will cost you a pretty penny.
In other words, it’s best to take care of your seasonal allergies ASAP. Luckily, a few home remedies can do some real wonders, saving you from dozing off on allergy pills all day.
The most effective home remedies for seasonal allergies are:
Vitamins, whether as fresh fruit or supplements, can significantly improve your resilience against allergy symptoms and support your immune systems.
The most effective anti-allergy vitamins are
Air-purifying plants are great to have, in general. Most air-purifying plants are flower-less, which means they also won’t trigger your allergies if you’re allergic to pollens.
If you work from home, they can also absorb radiations from your computer skin and help maintain the humidity and oxygen levels indoors.
Hot Showers and Steam Baths
Hot baths can help reduce congestion by opening up the nasal passages and sinuses, making breathing easier. Steam from the hot water can also help to loosen mucus in the respiratory tract, which can help alleviate symptoms like coughing and throat irritation.
However, a hot bath may worsen skin inflammation and itching if you have skin allergies. Additionally, if you have asthma or other respiratory conditions, hot baths may trigger symptoms such as coughing and wheezing.
Some essential oils have been traditionally used to alleviate allergy symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and watery eyes. Pseudoscience or not, when we are suffering when others are enjoying the lovely spring weather, we’d honestly try anything: wouldn’t you agree?
A few essential oils that may alleviate allergy symptoms are:
- Peppermint oil
- Lavender oil
- Eucalyptus oil
- Tea tree oil
Get Some Extra Sleep
When you have allergies, your body's immune system produces an inflammatory response to protect you from the allergen. This response involves the release of various chemicals, including histamine, which can cause drowsiness and many other symptoms.
While getting extra sleep doesn’t solve your allergy problems, it allows your body to focus on recovery, replenishes your energy, and gives your immune system the time to heal. Lacking restful sleep makes your body more tired and weaker, thus making it harder to function through the day and fight against seasonal allergies.
Do I Need an Air Purifier?
An air purifier can help reduce seasonal allergies by removing airborne allergens, such as pollen, dust, and pet dander. A high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter is the most effective type of air purifier filter for removing allergens. HEPA air purifiers can capture particles as small as 0.3 microns in size, including pollen, dust mites, and other allergens.
In the end, managing seasonal allergies is a long battle. Therefore, make sure you are also practicing mindfulness while implementing these home remedies for seasonal allergies because stress will reduce your immune system and leave you defenseless in front of seasonal allergies.