Special Report

Easy Remedies That Can Help Relieve Allergy Suffering

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Wear a mask

Masks can help at least a little bit against inhaling pollen and other allergens, but you must wear them the right way. The mask has to be over your face with the firm edge up. Mold it to the shape of your nose, and don’t forget to lower the bottom of the mask all the way under your chin.

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Eye drops

Artificial tears help rinse irritating allergens out of your eyes. They moisturize the eyes and help against redness and itchiness, two typical allergy symptoms. The right eye drops to use depend on several factors, including the type of allergy symptoms a person has and the type of irritant one is allergic to. Antihistamine eye drops, for example, block histamine in the body and provide temporary relief.

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A/C instead of open windows

Keeping the windows open may be a good idea if you want to save on your electric bill, but not such a good idea if you suffer from spring allergies. When windows are open nothing stops pollen from getting into your home. Having an air conditioner with a high-efficiency filter that filters out irritant air particles such as pollen can improve the quality of the indoor air.

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Nasal filters

Nasal filters may be able to help allergy sufferers by preventing airborne irritants like pollen from reaching the mucous membranes of the nose. Nasal filters are designed to fit in the nostrils and filter potential allergens from the inhaled air. There is some evidence that nasal filters help reduce sneezing and runny nose, both common symptoms of seasonal allergies. It may also be able to reduce throat irritation.

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Quercetin, a flavonoid found mostly in vegetables, especially onions, may be useful in addressing seasonal allergies by stimulating the immune system and inhibiting histamine production.

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