Allergy symptoms are in inevitable part of spring for many people. As the sun starts shining and the flowers bloom, allergy symptoms make it difficult to enjoy the beautiful weather. What are allergy symptoms and what can you do to relieve them?
Typical allergy symptoms include:
- nasal congestion with an inability to breathe;
- itchy, runny nose;
- red, itchy eyes; and
- scratchy throat.
If you are suffering from allergy symptoms, it is likely you are allergic to pollen or other irritants in the air. To find out the pollen count in the morning, visit pollen.com.
Also check out your local weather channel to find out the pollen index. Typically the early morning is worst so you might want to avoid spending time outside to avoid aggravating your allergy symptoms.
How can you relieve your allergy symptoms? Many people use OTC decongestants or antihistamines. What is the difference?
Decongestants relieve congestion by constricting blood vessels in your nose so it doesn't run as much. Antihistamines block the effects of histamine, a chemical naturally produced by your body in response to allergies that causes those dreaded allergy symptoms.
How do I relieve my allergy symptoms? For years, I used prescription steroid nasal drops and decongestants. Now I use a neti pot, blue green algae and proper grooming habits. Washing your hair daily gets rid of the pollutants near your face.
Click neti pot to find out more about this easy, natural way to relieve allergy symptoms. I also find blue green algae and spirulina helpful in clearing up congestion.
Other ways to relieve allergy symptoms include OTC saline nasal sprays such as Afrin.
If your allergy symptoms do not subside, it might be the sign of a bigger health issue. Visit your doctor immediately to discuss your allergy symptoms and find solutions.
Ignoring allergy symptoms can lead to interrupted sleep, fatigue, irritability and bigger health problems. There is a way to relieve your allergy symptoms and breathe easier!
Here is a YouTube video about relieving allergy symptoms: