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Friday, April 13, 2018

Natural Ways To Cope With Spring Allergies

          Spring is here and so are the seasonal allergies!


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  I so love spring for the warmer weather but I am not too fond of the symptoms that I get from my allergies to all the plants that are growing. I love looking at all the pretty flowers and the buds on the trees but I can do without the coughing, sneezing, runny nose, congestion, and sore throat that my boys and I experience from Spring Allergies. I began the allergy season with my usual cough, you know the one that has me hacking up lots of mucus. My younger boys started allergy season with sneezing and blowing their nose along with itchy eyes. They also have days when their throat hurts. I would love to tell you that we don't have a need for allergy medicine but our allergies tend to be bad. The youngest boy and I still take over the counter medicine as we have allergy induced asthma. The over the counter medicine helps but does not relieve all of our symptoms so I have some natural things that I do that help me cope with my symptoms and keeps my son and me from having to use additional or stronger doctor prescribed medicine. If your spring allergies are mild these natural ways might be all you need to cope with those allergy symptoms.

1. Try essential oils



  I love using essential oils for allergy relief. My favorite oils are peppermint and eucalyptus as these always help open up my nasal passages to get all that mucus out of my lungs so I can breathe better. I love that essential oils are natural and chemical free. I use a water-free diffuser that puts a therapeutic mist of essential oils into the air so I can have the refreshing peppermint smell to help with my allergies. I use an essential oil diffuser that is portable so I can take it with me while I travel as it plugs into a computer or wall. The best part is I can diffuse my oils right from the GuruNanda Natural Mist bottle without any water.



2. Try Homeopathic medicine


I will always try a homeopathic remedy first to relieve my allergy symptoms. A good homeopathic remedy will help relieve allergy symptoms like hay fever, sneezing, mucus, sore throat, and more. I will take this 3 X a day to help with my symptoms or after a day of pulling the weeds. I am able to cough up a lot of mucus out after I take my Tonsin.

3. Soothe a sore throat with a soothing pop


When I have been outside pulling weeds, my throat tends to hurt so I know that allergies can cause a sore throat. So when my boys complain of a sore throat in the spring, I treat it with a delicious organic Lolleez. This naturally medicinal flat pop on a stick helps soothe their throat to take away the discomfort. My boys love the fruit flavors and I love that they are made with non-GMO and gluten-free ingredients.



4. Clean often
  
I find that keeping the house clean helps with the spring allergies. I like my windows open for fresh air so I make sure to dust and vacuum a couple times a week. A vacuum with a HEPA filter is a must for allergies. Make sure to clean the ceiling fans and window screens too. I also have a no shoe rule in my house as that also keeps the allergens like dust and pollen off my floors.

5. Inhale herbs

This winter, I discovered that a natural vapor rub helped my son when he was having an asthmatic coughing attack. The vapor rub had menthol and eucalyptus oils in so these helped open his lungs up so he could breathe better. I rubbed some on his chest before bed and it helped him to sleep better. I now carry a small container of the natural vapor rub in my purse so I can inhale it when I start having an allergy coughing fit. The herbs help me to take deep breaths and helps to expel the mucus that was causing me to cough.

6. Take a nightly shower

In the spring, I shower almost every night as all those pollens and other plants get in my hair when I am outside. A shower after my walk or at bedtime sure does help get the pollen off my skin and hair and it keeps it off my bedding too.



7. Use an air filter

An air filter will help reduce the amount of allergens and dust in the house so this is a must for spring allergies.



8. Drink tea

I find that a glass of warm tea helps to loosen all that mucus in my lungs and nose so I can breathe better. There are also natural teas that have herbs in them that help with allergy symptoms.



9. Eat honey

Take a teaspoonful of raw, locally produced honey daily to combat seasonal allergies, hay fever or colds. It’s important to find local honey, as it is supposed to help your body adapt to the allergens in the environment around you—almost like an allergy shot. Bee pollen has also been shown to help with allergies.



10. Clean those sheets

You know, that place where you sleep 8 hours a night? Change your pillowcase and wash your pillow often to reduce allergens, and don’t forget to deep-clean your mattress too by vacuuming it regularly.


 These tips might just make spring allergy season easier to cope with so you can enjoy the nice spring weather. They sure do help with my allergies so I can be outdoors more and enjoy looking at all the pretty flowers. 




Do you have any tips that help you with spring allergies?

11 comments:

  1. I don't have any allergies but I like drinking tea and inhale herbs. As for my kids, I make them drink honey. :) And of course, clean often.

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  2. We've been consuming a lot of honey this year. I think it's been helping! And taking showers at night has been a great way to clear out pollen before bed.

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  3. These are really great tips! In fact, I am really going to have to try some of them this year.

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  4. I always drink tea and eat honey for breakfast, it really helps! Love the tip about taking a shower at night too!

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  5. Spring time I must take a shower at night. I suffer with allergies its important to wash off all the pollen.

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  6. I have several family members that deal with allergies on a regular basis. I need to give some of your ideas a try!

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  7. I keep hearing about essential oils, but I have not tried them. I really should. Also changing your sheets seems like a wonderful idea! I always struggle a tad with allergies as the weather changes from cold to warm. However it never lasts super long.

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  8. Being a preggo momma right now I'm all about the natural stuff for allergies. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Spring allergies are in full effect here! I never thought to use my essential oils to help!

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  10. Essential oils have been really great for me for natural healing. I will have to check out some of these other options.

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  11. Essential oils help with so much in the body! I'm not even surprised.

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