Natural Ways to Manage Spring Allergies
By Genevieve Cunningham
Spring is here. The sun is shining, the grass is green, and unfortunately, the allergies have come on strong. Itchy, watery eyes, a stuffy nose, a sore throat … these are par for the course for allergy sufferers everywhere. Perhaps the worst part of allergies is the difficulty in finding relief. It’s tough! Luckily, there may be a few natural remedies to get you moving in the right direction. If you’re in the midst of allergies, take a look at these tips for managing them through the spring.
Eat Local Honey
It's debatable as to whether it really works, but many claim that eating local honey can help with allergies. Why? Because the honey was created with local pollen, so eating it helps to create a natural immunity in the body. Find a local honey market and give it a try. If it doesn't work, you’ll still get to enjoy the delicious flavor in your menu.
Boost Your Immune System
An allergy is an overreaction of the immune system, but it’s still a good idea to keep this system strong. How? Eat plenty of foods that contain Vitamin C. Citrus fruit, leafy greens, and tomatoes are a good place to start. You can also take it in supplement form. Keeping the immune system strong helps keep away any other illnesses as your body fights the various allergens.
Treat the Symptoms
Usually treating the symptoms isn't a good approach to feeling better. It masks the side effects, but does little to remedy the problem. But when it comes to allergies, there's not always more to be done. Sometimes all you can do is make yourself comfortable until the ailment passes. For allergies, keep natural ingredients on hand to get you through the season. Keep lemon and honey for a sore throat. Stock your cabinets with saline water drops for a stuffy nose. Treat your symptoms, be patient, and the allergies will eventually pass.
Allergies can make you feel miserable! And finding relief can be quite the task. While there may not be many ways to completely avoid these frustrating allergies, using these tips can help you feel better and make it through. Add these tips and remedies to your allergy medicine cabinet, and find some relief all season long.
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