Happy Spring, everyone! Warmer weather, chirping birds, and beautiful blooms are finally upon us. While we’re definitely enjoying the start of the new season, we do feel a little tickle in our throats that reminds us that allergy season has returned. But, fear not! We’ve armed ourselves with allergy season home remedies that help ease sneezing, runny noses, and sore throats. Keep this list handy to help combat allergies throughout springtime.
Neti pots are a wonderful way to clear your sinuses at home. Simply create a mix of warm water and salt, tip your head to the side, and pour it into one nostril until it comes out of the other. You’ll rinse out your nasal cavity and feel incredibly refreshed.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is thought to reduce mucus production and give the lymphatic system a proper cleanse. We like mixing a teaspoon with a glass of water and a small squeeze of fresh lemon! This combo, though not particularly delicious, helps to keep our allergy attacks at bay. Plus, apple cider vinegar has a ton of health benefits aside from allergy relief, so it might be worth investing in a bottle.
Studies have shown eucalyptus oil to be effective in killing house mites and reducing inflammation that results from allergies. We recommend adding a few drops to your neti pot solution or inhaling it using a diffuser.
Now this might sound a little counterintuitive, but bear with us. Eating the honey produced by bees in your area can help you build up a tolerance to pollen’s irritating effects. Add a little bit to your tea or spread some on toast for a sweet spring treat!
We’re all aware of the benefits of steam when we’re congested. Stepping into a warm shower, or even standing in the bathroom while the shower steams, can clear blocked nasal passages with ease. Plus, a quick rinse can wash allergens away from your skin and hair and prevent them from spreading throughout your home.
Ever notice the way your nose suddenly feels clear after eating something spicy, such as wasabi or chili peppers? A certain active ingredient in many spicy foods (allyl thiosulfinate, to be exact) can temporarily relieve sinus congestion. We’ll definitely say yes to Sriracha this season!
Keeping yourself hydrated comes with a wealth of benefits, including allergy relief. Drinking enough water daily and eating a diet full of fruits and vegetables contribute to hydration. This helps to thin mucus, which makes it easier to pass and prevents itchiness or dryness in the nose.
While we love our allergy season home remedies, sometimes we have to bring in reinforcements. Luckily, here at Medshop Express, we have all the allergy solutions you could ever need. From Zyrtec to Benadryl and everything in between, we have you covered. Check out our complete product lineup here.