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People with bad allergies who need medication may find these at-home tips helpful for easing symptoms

What Home Remedies Work for Allergies?

Spring brings warmer weather and autumn ushers in crisp air. However the seasonal changes aren't welcomed by everyone. For many they're plagued d by the itchy eyes, sneezing, and congestion of hay fever and other allergies.

Some allergies are severe and require the attention of a doctor or other health care professional. For milder cases, though, home remedies and other natural allergy relief may provide all the relief you need. Even people with bad allergies who need medication may find these at-home tips helpful for easing symptoms.

Saline spray - Prepackaged saline nasal sprays function a lot like Neti pots, and some allergy sufferers find them easier to use. Sprays deliver saline solution gently and evenly, whereas pots can sometimes be a little sloppy. Saline sprays should provide comparable results. Sprays have been shown to help with allergy symptoms and other sinus problems.

Local honey - Eating honey produced by bees in your region can help relieve allergies. The bees transfer pollen from flower blossoms to honey, and eating a little honey each day can help you become inoculated against the irritating effects of pollen.

HEPA filters - High-efficiency particulate air filters ease symptoms by trapping allergens and other airborne irritants. Portable air cleaners equipped with HEPA filters can purify the air in bedrooms and other confined spaces. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers also can help clean air as they remove moisture from the air and floor, which will curb the growth of the mold and mildew that can worsen allergies.

Herbs and supplements - Several herbs and supplements like spirulina, eyebright, and goldenseal have been found to aide allergy relief. The plant extract butterbur, which reduces airway inflammation, has produced the strongest relief results.

Showering – If you suffer from allergies a steaming hot shower to soothe sinuses and clear nasal passages can provide temporary relief. Showers offer an added benefit for springtime allergy sufferers as a quick rinse after spending time outdoors can help remove allergens from your skin and hair as well as prevent them from spreading to clothes, furniture, pillowcases, and other surfaces.

Eucalyptus oil – Consists of a strong, piney aroma that can supercharge steam inhalation, helping to open your sinuses and nasal passages. Some research suggests the essential oil, extracted from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and the menthol-like sensation that can make breathing seem easier.

Try adding a few drops of oil to a bowl of steaming water, or to the floor of the shower before you step in.


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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
10th Sep 2015 (#)

Thanks for the great tips. I know so many people with allergies.

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