Home Treatments for Your Seasonal Allergies
An allergy is an overaggressive immune response triggered by numerous factors, whether it’s ingesting certain foods, touching certain substances, or inhaling an irritant such as pollen or animal dander. During this time of year, seasonal allergies start to act up. Just as you’re enjoying the delights of fall, you get hit with a stuffy nose and itchy eyes. These allergies to pollen affect the respiratory predominantly and are often the most difficult to control.
Take a look at a few natural and simple tips for easing seasonal allergies this year.
Loading up on food with anti-inflammatory properties helps your body to repair itself, bringing back balance and strength to fight off allergies. A few of the best foods to incorporate into your diet this season are:
- Leafy green vegetables
- Coconut milk
- Probiotic-rich foods (think sauerkraut, miso, kombucha)
- Almond butter and seeds (for those who do not have a nut allergy)
Raw, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
Taking one tablespoon of raw and organic apple cider vinegar can work wonders. Do this every morning before going outside and let the ACV block your body’s histamine reaction and reduce inflammation. Mix one tablespoon of ACV with a cup of warm water. For best results, make sure the ACV comes with ‘the mother.’
Use a Neti Pot
Advised only for adults, a neti pot is a natural way to cleanse your nasal passages from pollens and other allergens. Make sure that the water you use for the neti pot is distilled and as sterile as possible. If you don’t have access to a neti pot, you can try a salt water sinus rinse by mixing sea salt with warm water and inhaling it through one nostril.
IV Drip Therapy
When your body is missing key vitamins and nutrients, dietary changes and other home remedies can take a while to start having an effect. The good news is that IV drip therapy bypasses your digestive tract, delivering the key vitamins and nutrients you need directly where you need it. Administered through an IV in the comfort of our clinic, you can get a cocktail tailored for your needs.
If you’re struggling with allergies, check out the top five foods that natural allergy fighters that can help you keep sniffles and sneezes away. Additionally, Sand Canyon Urgent Care is there to help you through your medical issues. To visit us in Irvine or Stanton in California, call us today.