Has the “Yellow Cloud of Doom” been keeping you locked inside with a stuffed up nose and itchy eyes?
Here are a few tips to help you fight back against pollen!
Wash your hair at night
Keep your nose clean
Soak up the calm
Wear a mask
Take an antihistamine
Here are a few tips to keep allergy symptoms at bay:
• Avoid the outdoors during peak pollen producing times, which are typically in the early morning or when it is extra windy.
• Keep windows and doors closed in your home, and turn on the air conditioner. Change your air conditioning filter often, at least once a month during pollen season.
• Buy HEPA filters for your home air conditioning unit, a dehumidifier (which kills pollen spores and other allergens in the air) and/or an air purifying machine.
• Shed your shoes when you enter your home. Don’t track in anymore pollen than you have to.
• Don’t let your furry friends up on your bed. I know they can be hard to resist, but their hair traps tons of the yellow stuff.
• Chow down on foods with natural antihistamine properties such as garlic, onions, citrus and apples.
• Eat 1 to 2 teaspoons of locally produced honey per day before the allergy season starts. Honey contains small amounts of pollen. Ingesting the honey will help jumpstart your immune system against the local pollen.
• Drink hot water with lemon or herbal tea, which can soothe scratchy, irritated throats.
• Some herbs, vitamins and other natural substances, such as Quercetin, Magnesium, and Vitamin C. These supplements can been helpful in relieving pollen allergy symptoms. Discuss the possibility of supplements with your doctor.