Dr. Susan Knight-Nanni
How to Combat Allergies Naturally
Imagine dealing with coughing fits, a runny nose, a stuffy head, endless sneezing, and a skin rash. Even the mere thought of allergies is unpleasant, so what exactly can be done about it? Believe it or not, there are natural ways to fight these uncomfortable symptoms.
Let’s discuss how you can minimize your allergy symptoms without loading your body up with medication.
1. Invest in an air purification system
To stop allergens from entering your home, keep your windows closed and use an air purification system to keep your re-circulated air fresh and allergen-free.
Also, choose a system with a HEPA (High efficiency particulate air) filter, which will also remove the dust mites, dirt, pollen, germs, bacteria, animal dander, and pollutants from the air.
Remember to change your HEPA filters regularly (every 6-12 months) and have a professional come and clean your soiled air ducts.
2. Take Regular Showers
When you spend time outdoors, your clothes, shoes, and hair pick up allergens.
That is why it is recommended for you to leave you shoes outside, put your clothes in the laundry, and take a shower once you get home.
If you have a pet, ensure that they are bathed regularly, and consider having them stay with a friend if they are making your allergies flair.
3. Consume a Healthy Diet
Keep your body in tip top shape by consuming fresh fruits and veggies (especially those that are high in Vitamin C) and avoid processed foods. When your body is healthy and strong, your immune system can work harder and more efficiently to keep you free from illness.
Also remember to stay hydrated; whether that means drinking water, juice, tea, or soup.
4. Get Rid of Toxic Chemicals
Replace any harsh chemicals (detergents, sprays, shampoos, perfumes) with organic solutions, and stay away from chimney and cigarette smoke, both which will aggravate your allergies and cause you even more misery.
5. Clean your Home Thoroughly
If you are spending a lot of time at home, then your house should not be a breeding ground for allergens.
Wipe down your surfaces with natural cleaning solutions, vacuum your carpets thoroughly, and wash your beddings weekly with hot water.
Also, get rid of mold that might be growing inside your bathroom, basement, or garage. If need be, buy a dehumidifier, which will help stop mold from growing.
6. Wear Gloves and a Mask Outside
Wear gloves and a mask when you clean or work outdoors (gardening, mowing your grass), and if your allergies are severe consider wearing a mask whenever you step outside.
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