Are allergies exhausting you and stopping you from living your life fully? Here are a few recommendations that can help!
Disclaimer: The following information is only a recommendation, it is NOT medical advice. Before implementing any of the below suggestions, check first with your primary care physician. Any actions taken toward your health are your responsibility alone to be sure that they are in your best interest and have been done so with the consultation of your primary care physician.
- Make sure your A/C filter is good for allergies. Filtrete is a good brand, level 15 is best but anything above 11 is helpful.
- Keep area in your home dust free but don’t do it yourself, if you live with other people have them do it and be sure to be in another room when they do. If you live alone, then do it gently so as not to stir it up in the area. Same for your business or place of employment.
- If your eyes are irritated, turn lights down low to avoid eye strain and after you read this avoid reading.
- Sleep upright with lots of pillows propping you up (make sure the pillows are not down feather and are hypoallergenic).
- Wash hands regularly and before putting them anywhere on your face.
- Only wipe your eyes with a clean towel and not your hands because any dust particles in your hand can be passed onto it. You can also use facial tissue gently to avoid having to wash too many towels.
- Warning: Continued use of Flonase, Afrin or similar product can actually irritate the nasal passages, stop use if your nose is inflamed or overly irritated.
- Boil water in a pot on the stove, when it reaches the boiling point if you have any peppermint or eucalyptus leaves or tea put it in the water (avoid using peppermint oil or eucalyptus oil as it can burn quickly). Then put your nose as close to the steam and inhale. Be careful not to get too close to avoid burning yourself. You can use a towel to help direct the steam up your nose by holding it up above the pot or very lightly fanning the steam in your direction. You can still do this without the peppermint or eucalyptus, but it’s not as effective. Be sure to have facial tissues near you when you do this. Peppermint can alleviate congestion.
- Drink peppermint tea. The smell of peppermint can help release clogged nasal passages and peppermint can be soothing to a taxed body. Before eating or drinking anything you don’t regularly, be sure to check with your doctor about medication interactions and health impact.
- Some tips to using Peppermint Oil and Eucalyptus Oil to alleviate congestion and headaches: https://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/migraines-headaches-essential-oils. Always be careful to dilute essential oils, and never swallow them; essential oils are intended for outward use only.
- Wet a towel with cool water to place over your eyes to help ease redness and stinging. Place for only a few minutes at a time.
Supplements: Buy either cinnamon or turmeric pills to reduce inflammation of nasal passages. As you blow your nose the area inside gets swollen and so often times you may feel like your nose is completely blocked even if when you blow nothing comes out. Both turmeric and cinnamon lower the swelling to ease your breathing.
Check ingredients on bottle label to be sure that it is only that supplement and gel and nothing else. Nature’s Bounty is a good brand.
Both Cinnamon and Turmeric work well but there is a bit of an after taste so choose the one you might tolerate. It is better taken with food because then the after taste blends with what you’re eating. You can open the pills and take the powder and put it in tea or food if you prefer, just don’t cook it as it diminishes the potency. Also, check with your doctor to see how either might interact with other medications and your overall health condition.
Dosage: One pill, 450mg of Turmeric or 1000mg of Cinnamon, a day only as needed. Take it before going to bed is recommended. Two pills a day only if the allergies are severe, one before bed and one in the morning. Once allergy severity has subsided, use only one pill a day as needed. Don’t combine cinnamon and turmeric on the same day. Ask your doctor about dosage to see how it might interact with other medications and your health condition and if one of the two is preferable for you.
Learn more about the benefits and use of Turmeric. Learn more about the benefits and use of Cinnamon. Before starting any supplements, be sure to check with your doctor about medication interactions and health impact.
- Use slow deep breathing exercises using your mouth to keep you calm. If you feel agitated it will increase your sneezing and symptoms.
- Avoid Drama or Stress: Don’t watch anything on TV that can be emotional or violent, avoid emotional conversations with people. It’s important to avoid drama of all kinds and stay relaxed at all times. Emotional upheaval worsens the symptoms because you’re tired body is being further taxed with all the emotions. Tell people to leave you alone and speak only gently.
- Seek help! If you need help releasing stress, Spiritual Spectra offers a natural healing that releases stress and toxicity from the body which can help alleviate allergy symptoms. It won’t get rid of the allergy triggers but can help your body cope better. Contact us at 1-888-934-3642 or info@SpiritualSpectra.com if you’d like to schedule an appointment.
While allergy sufferers can find it difficult to avoid allergy triggers, the above suggestions can help to minimize its effects.
Hope this helps! Feel better!