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How To Relieve Springtime Allergies With Natural Remedies

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Don’t you wish you could be more excited about Spring weather? But how could you be when your itchy eyes and a stuffy head make it just about impossible to enjoy?!

You could just pop pills or use nasal sprays, but the side effects totally suck! Who wants to deal with drowsiness, a foggy head or dry mouth?

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But no worries, if you’re not big on prescriptions, here are some natural ways to relieve all your allergy symptoms:

  1. Forget your contact lenses for the season and sport your glasses. Lenses can trap allergens in your eye, causing even more itchiness and redness.
  2. Run a washcloth under cold water and apply that to your eyes. This will cool the burning sensation. Also, washing the eyes out with over-the-counter saline is great alternative as well.
  3. Become familiar with nasal irrigation. Why? Because it’s really an effective way to flush allergens out from your nose and sinuses. This will provide major relief from both congestion and a drippy nose. 
  4. Try a hot compress when suffering from severe congestion or sinus pressure. Decongestants often dry up the mucus, making symptoms even worse, so it’s really recommended to try a hot compress. Before running a washcloth under hot water and applying it directly to your face, put a few drops of eucalyptus oil below your nostrils, as it can open up nasal passages. While the hot towel is on your face, gently run your fingertips along your sinuses (above and below the eyes) to manually loosen up thick mucus. Note: Microwavable rice pillows are also great since they tend to stay hotter longer.
  5. Try running, jumping rope, or an indoor cardio class. Believe it or not but getting sweaty can actually help relieve sinuses. Hot yoga is a great workout to try because not only will you get sweaty, but specific poses such as a headstand can also offer relief. How? Because of the persistent sinus pressure. 🙂
  6. Sip hot beverages. Try drinking hot tea or broth as it can provide great relief.
  7. Keep your windows closed. This will keep pollen out. Also, invest in an air purifier with a HEPA filter to clean out any allergens in the air. In addition to that, purchase (if you don’t have one already) a humidifier to moisten the air, which will help loosen up mucus and prevent a dry throat/coughing.
  8. Take hot showers. This will help tremendously! Be sure to take a shower anytime you come in from being outside to wash any pollen out of your hair and off your skin. Also make sure to throw your clothes right into the washing machine. Steamy showers can really break up congestion.

It’s important to try multiple remedies as you may notice that a combination of remedies can do the trick.

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    Kathy Kenny Ngo

    03/19/2016 at 7:07 am

    O gosh that must be really hard. I can’t even imagine having to go through that. Glad to know there are natural remedies now.

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    Lauren Cormier

    03/19/2016 at 5:56 pm

    Thanks for these! I never had seasonal allergies until after I had kids, but now they’re pretty annoying in the spring!

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    Laurali G

    03/19/2016 at 8:06 pm

    Awesome information my husband suffers year round with allergies and I we like things that are natural to use. Thank you

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    Eugenia Nazarova

    03/19/2016 at 8:17 pm

    My friend suffers seasonal allergies, especially in the spring. I am glad there are natural products to relieve the symptoms! I can tell him about them!

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    Jojo Vito

    03/20/2016 at 9:53 am

    Oh well we don’t have spring in our place..nonetheless we’ve got same allergies at the start of our rainy season.

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    Emma White

    03/20/2016 at 6:03 pm

    I am lucky not to suffer but will pass these tips on to anyone I know who does

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    Upcycled Jewelry

    03/20/2016 at 7:17 pm

    I find if I limit the milk and wheat in my diet, I don’t have a problem with springtime allergies 🙂

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    beautythatwalks

    03/20/2016 at 10:06 pm

    Thanks for the tips. Allergies can be my best friends, I will try to use some of the tips whenever I feel stuffy or sneezy again…

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    Mai C.

    03/20/2016 at 10:57 pm

    I am so used to allergies, I don’t know why I’m so sensitive. Thanks for all the tips, I’ll be sure to use these!

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    Athena Nagel

    03/20/2016 at 11:27 pm

    I totally need this information – my allergies are killing me.

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    Tiffany Wheelright

    03/21/2016 at 12:07 am

    I am fortunate enough to not have to deal with spring allergies but my husband does… I feel so bad for him this time of year because he is miserable! These tips will help alot!

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    ronley

    03/21/2016 at 2:54 am

    #6 and #8 tips works great for me. Thanks for sharing these tips. Might come in handy.

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    ronley

    03/21/2016 at 2:54 am

    #6 and #8 tips works great for me. Thanks for sharing these tips. Might come in handy.

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    Diana

    03/21/2016 at 3:18 am

    Great Tips! I have found Vitamin C and B to also help!

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    Katarzyna

    03/21/2016 at 8:53 am

    Very nice tips, I’m lucky and not being allergic to pollens, but I know quite of few people who will find your post very useful!

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    Karlyn Flores

    03/21/2016 at 8:59 am

    This is such a great tips, I always looking for a natural remedies for my allergy

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    Natasha Mairs

    03/21/2016 at 9:51 am

    great tips, just found out my youngest son may have a grass allergy so these tips will come in handy

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    Terri Ramsey Beavers

    03/21/2016 at 2:11 pm

    I’m fighting my allergies lately and have been looking for natural remedies. I’m going to try your suggestions and share them with my daughter.

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    Dana Brillante-Peller

    03/21/2016 at 2:36 pm

    I’ve tried a neti pot, and although it feels weird, it really does work!

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    Ann Bacciaglia

    03/21/2016 at 11:13 pm

    These are great tips for relieving allergies. I am always looking for natural remedies to try.

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    Ann Bacciaglia

    03/21/2016 at 11:13 pm

    These are great tips for relieving allergies. I am always looking for natural remedies to try.

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    Doran

    03/22/2016 at 2:56 am

    I always drink hot tea with local honey during allergy season.

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    CourtneyLynne Storms

    03/22/2016 at 3:19 am

    These are definitely some great tips!!! I get the worst allergies during the spring :-/

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    mail4rosey

    03/22/2016 at 12:04 pm

    I think it’s best to try natural remedies first. Often times they work!

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