If you’re suffering from allergies or hay fever then you already know what a pain allergies can be. You’re constantly sneezing and having to blow your nose. Not to mention that your eyes get red and your throat can become itchy and irritated. In this article you will find some natural remedies for allergies that you can use to help alleviate the allergy symptoms.
Allergies are caused when you have an over reaction from your immune system. Your immune system is set up to protect you from harmful viruses and bacteria that can get into the system and disrupt the normal operations. When you have allergies, the immune system will exaggerate the reaction when you touch, breathe, or consume any substances that are harmless to people without allergies. The main causes of allergies come from pollen, dust, mold, and from pets. These triggers are called allergens.
Here are four natural home remedies for allergies that you can try to help prevent your allergies from kicking in. They even help relieve the symptoms if you are exposed.
1. Try to avoid the culprits that are the cause of your allergies. Once you have an idea of what exactly it is that is causing your allergies, do your best to avoid contact with this allergen. Make sure to plan ahead and eliminate future exposure. For example, if you know you are allergic to mold, do your best to keep everything in your house clean and free of mold. Don’t visit areas where mold may be a problem.
2. Other natural home remedies for allergies also include using salt water or saline solution. If you’re having upper respiratory allergies, allowing a small amount of salt water into your nose can help remove irritants that are lodged in your nose. This will also prevent inflammation. Saline solution can be purchased at most drugs stores, but if you don’t have access or want to pay for the solution, you can always make your own very easily. All you have to do is mix a teaspoon of salt with warm, distilled water, then add a very small portion of making soda. Then sniff a tiny amount of your home made solution into one nostril and let it drain back out either through your mouth or nose.
3. If your eyes become irritated, red, and itchy, simply rinse them with cool, clean water. Or you can always use visine or clear eyes. Try not to rub your eyes, as this can make the allergic reaction worse. Antihistamines are an effective method, but if you don’t have access to these or you don’t like taking pills, water will work okay as a natural remedy for allergy relief.
4. If you’re having congested sinus problems, or issues with your nasal passage, you can always try using a warm, wet washcloth. Simply place the warm washcloth on your nose, and around your cheek area. This works as a way to help drain the fluids, but be sure to keep a Kleenex handy. This has the same effect as taking a hot shower and will help you breathe better.