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Solutions for Seasonal Allergies

Do seasonal allergies have you in a fog? The most effective way to treat your allergies is always with the help of medical professionals but if you’re looking for alternative methods, we’ve compiled a list of suggestions.

Herbs and supplements

  • Green tea – a natural antihistamine
  • Butterbur
  • Licorice root – also helps loosen mucus, so your breathing will be easier.
  • Quarcetin – found in many teas, onions, grapes and tomatoes

Changes in diet

  • Add cayenne pepper, hot ginger, jalapenos to help alleviate sinus pressure.screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-3-34-12-pm
  • Dried fruits and dairy products can cause blood vessels in your nose to swell so limiting the intact could help your allergies.
  • Those that are allergic to ragweed, pollen or other outdoor pollen should avoid eating melons, bananas, cucumber, sunflower seeds or chamomile.

Acupuncture
Is known to reduce allergy symptoms like sneezing, runny nose and puffy eyes.

Many people believe a Neti pot helps remove the dust and pollen from your nose. Though, some store bought solutions can remove good bacteria with the dust and pollen leaving you more susceptible.