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3 Natural Ways to Relieve Allergy Symptoms

With spring quickly approaching, it's almost time to leave the winter frame of mind in the past. Spring means pulling yourself out of hibernation mode, dusting off your warm weather clothing, and enjoying the outdoors a bit more. Oh, and allergies- spring time definitely brings with it a whole variety of allergy inducing goodness. Some symptoms of allergies include sneezing, congestion, itchy and watery eyes, headaches, hives, and fatigue. However, while allergies can range anywhere from mildly irritating to completely debilitating, having them does not mean that you need to take cover for the remainder of the season. Here are a few natural ways to relieve even the most troublesome allergy symptoms:

#1: Keep your home as allergen-free as you possibly can. 

After being outdoors for any amount of time, you are likely to track allergens such as pollen, grass, or mold into your house. In order to avoid having these tiny particles irritate your allergies (or your family's), be sure to stay diligent about things like hand-washing, sweeping, and wiping down counter-tops and appliances. Change bedsheets once a week during peak allergy season (March through May), and take the time to shower off at the end of each day. 

#2: Know the specific things that trigger your allergies. 

If you suffer from allergies, you may be tempted to rid your environment of as many allergens as possible. You may consider replacing your lawn with fake grass. You may clean out your refrigerator and get rid of everything that may have even touched a nut at some point in time. You may ban fresh flowers from your home. However, you don't need to go to such extremes in order to efficiently manage your allergies. Louisville pediatric allergist James Sublett, MD, says "I've heard of people getting rid of their beloved pet and then learning the pet wasn't causing the allergy". Instead of taking drastic measures, make an appointment to meet with an allergist. They can perform a routine skin test on you and detect the exact things that irritate your allergies. 

#3: Consider chiropractic care. 

Chiropractic care can help to boost the functionality of your nervous system, thus improving your immune system. By helping your body to perform at its optimal level, regular chiropractic adjustments can potentially help to reduce the severity of your allergy symptoms. Consider stopping into The Joint- with their affordable prices and convenient walk-in hours, they can assist you with all of your chiropractic needs! 


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