With spring weather comes allergy season. Plants are starting to bloom and pollen is in the air to fertilize other plants. Pollen can also pollinate your nasal passages which can bring discomfort.
Be Prepared for Allergy Season
Common sources of allergies, sometimes referred as ‘hay fever’ come from weeds, flowers, grasses, and trees. Symptoms include sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, and runny nose.
Your physician can perform a skin prick test to help determine what you are allergic to so you can use the most appropriate treatment.
These simple tips can also help prevent reactions.
- Limit your time outdoors on high pollen days and keep your windows closed. The local news is a great resource for sharing this information.
- Take over the counter medication after consulting with your physician.
- Change your bedding once a week to remove any pollen you may have brought indoors.
- Remove your shoes in the house to avoid dragging it in from outside.
Over the counter medications can help, but natural remedies can also be the answer.
Here are a few to try:
Quercetin-found in colorful fruits and vegetables
Vitamin C- provides a natural antihistamine effect.
Saline Nasal Spray