Seven Things You Can Do To Alleviate Your Allergies

If you suffer from seasonal allergies you know how miserable it can be. Here are seven things you can try the next time an attack hits.

1. Buy a neti pot. This amazing pot will change your life. You fill them with warm water, add some saline, and stir it. Lean over the sink and tilt your head to the right side. Pour the solution in your right nostril and allow it to go all the way through your sinuses and out the left nostril. It will clean out dust, allergens, mucus, or whatever is in there. When the pot is empty, refill it and pour it in the left nostril. Repeat several times a day, or whenever you allergies get bad. You can also add:

  • frankincense essential oil
  • colloidal silver (this will also kill bacteria)
  • rosemary essential oil
  • eucalyptus essential oil 

2. Visit the chiropractor. Sometimes a pinched nerve can cause sinus inflammation and pressure. This will add to the pain you are experiencing from your allergies, so it is worth having it checked out.

3. Run a humidifier. Dry air can also irritate your sinuses. You can also add some essential oils to your humidifier (like peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, melaluca, lavender, and thyme). If you turn it on at night it will have the most benefit since you will be breathing the moist air all night long. 

4. Take allergy drops. If you aren't sure exactly what you are allergic to, have some allergy testing done. The doctor will be able to narrow it down and get you some allergy drops. These drops have small amounts of allergens in them and as you take more and more drops, your body becomes less sensitive to the allergens. 

5. Eat local honey. While there is little proof that this works, some allergy sufferers have found that eating small amounts of local honey can alleviate symptoms. Since the bees use local plants to make their honey, they leave small amounts of your allergens inside. As you take them, your body can slowly get used to the allergen. 

6. Purchase high quality air filters. There are many filters that are made specifically for allergy sufferers. While they are more expensive, they can make a difference. 

7. Try supplements. There is some evidence that supplements like quercitin and butturbur can help. Taking good vitamins and fish oil can help strengthen your body, too.

Don't suffer in silence. Visit a doctor, like, to find out exactly what you are allergic to, and start fighting back. Good luck!