Allergy Season is in full Swing

Allergy Season is in full Swing

Here are some tips to prevent and treat symptoms of seasonal allergies:

  • Prevent before symptoms start, keep in mind that pollen counts are highest in the mornings so keep your windows closed.
  • Wash hair to rinse away the pollen and consider shaving any mustache and beard.
  • Place a HEPA filter air cleaner in your sleeping area and maintain 35-45% humidity if possible.
  • Dry your laundry indoors and try to keep pollen out by not bringing pollen into the bedroom with you (jackets, shoes, clothing, pets).
  • Some natural treatment options include nasal rinsing with sterile saline water, nettle leaf, butterbur and/or quercetin. 
  • I like nettle leaf because of its effectiveness, its a good source of nutrients and doesn't cause brain fog associated with many over the counter allergy medicines.
  • Another effective long term treatment is Sub-Lingual-Immunotherapy.  This is FDA approved and is taken daily under the tongue.  No more allergy shots!