Pollen allergy is annoying, because in addition to making nasal itching, sneezing, you do not get to enjoy the beautiful flowers that are blooming.
Although you can not reduce the amount of pollen in the air, you can limit the amount of medication to be taken when the allergy symptoms appear. “The biggest trend we see in the allergy is not a technology, not a drug, but the tendency of the public to carry out natural remedies,” said the medical doctor for the family, Brunilda Nazario, MD.
Reporting from Rd, here are some natural ways to reduce the appearance of symptoms of pollen allergy:
1. Use saline before symptoms strike
“Avoid allergy in a way to treat it before you have symptoms,” said an allergist at New York Medical College, Nathanael Horne, MD. One of these steps is the way you use a saline nasal rinse every day. It aims to clean the pollen when the flowers are blooming all around you.
In fact, in one study, participants who sinus rinse twice a day for three to six weeks, it was reported less frequently experience nasal congestion, than those who did not.
2. Do not leave the house without a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses
Perhaps you’ll look a bit flashy, but both of these things can keep you from pollen that flies into your eyes that could make it itchy and watery.
3. Plant butterbur
“The drugs may be immediately feeling the effect, but if you want a natural way, butterbur is the best herb used to treat pollen allergies,” says the founder and director of the University of Columbia Centered Medicine Program, Jack Russel, MD.
Some studies even show that butterbur is also effective as an antihistamine, but without the drowsiness effect (remember, safety for long-term use has not been studied).
4. Do exercise outdoors during dusk
“Move gym time outdoors during the afternoon,” said allergist-immunologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, H. James Wedner, MD. This is because trees release pollen in the morning, and during the day is the time in which the number of pollen in the air is very thick, so it is better to do exercise in the afternoon.
5. Change your clothes when I’m home
In addition to closing the window and reduce a lot of outdoor activities when the weather is windy or sunny, you also have to change his clothes and take off their shoes when I got home and took a shower. This is to prevent pollen that may be stuck on your clothes so that allergy symptoms do not appear.
6. Make sure you have a HEPA filter
“If you do not have a HEPA filter in the vacuum cleaner, you can probably just make a pollen allergy symptoms are worsened by allowing pollen to settle on floors and furniture,” said an allergist at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Selina Gierer, DO. In addition, using a HEPA filter in your air conditioner also can relieve allergy symptoms.
7. Replace the air filter on your car
“What a great idea to do this every year because the old filters can give off pollen into your face,” said Wedner.