10+1 Tips on how to reduce your allergic symptoms at home
Unfortunately, allergies are no strangers to us. Pollens from nature, winter dust in the apartment, summer smog and the symptoms that go along with them, such as sneezing, coughing, runny nose, and in severe cases, allergic attacks. Fortunately, there are some tricks to help reduce allergic symptoms in our home with a little craftiness.
Enemies hiding in your hair?
In many cases, we bring pollens into our home in our hair. They spread as soon as we comb our hair and they can easily get into our eyes. The best solution is to wash your hair more frequently during the pollen season, especially after hiking or smaller excursions, when there is a good chance that you’re giving the unwanted little enemies a ride home.
Hey, little pets, it’s time to take a bath!
Small particles causing allergic reactions can easily get into our home on our pets. Who wouldn’t take their dogs for a walk in the most beautiful weather or put their smaller pets out into the yard to get some fresh air? The solution is regular bathing, which can significantly reduce the number of allergy triggers in our home.
One of the favourite hiding places of dust mites is the carpet, where they deposit sediments and thus contribute to the development of allergies. It is worthwhile to change textiles to flooring everywhere, which can be cleaned easier and faster.
Clean your nose thoroughly
You can reduce the amount of pollens getting into your nose if you rinse your nasal passages with water and apply some cream just inside each nostril regularly.
Saline solution against inflammation
Saline solution available at pharmacies or prepared at home is the most effective remedy for allergy-induced inflammation. It not only relieves the symptoms but also washes the pollen away. Preparation: Mix warm distilled water with a teaspoon of salt, add a pinch of baking soda and then pipette the solution into the nostrils. Recommended once or twice a day. (Asthmatic patients should talk to their doctors prior to applying the method!)
No smoking indoors
Tobacco smoke is not only unpleasant but can also aggravate allergic reactions. Don’t smoke in the apartment.
Dry your clothes wisely
Never dry clothes and bedding outdoors during the pollen season, because they can easily transport pollen into your home.
Hurrah for conscious product selection! Do not select products made from the extracts of allergenic plants.
Workout, don’t sneeze
Thai researchers have shown that 30 minutes of daily exercise reduces nasal congestion, sneezing and itching by 83% due to its anti-inflammatory effect.
Peppermint tea is the solution
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, peppermint can definitely help relieve symptoms of allergic reactions.
Use an air purifier
Would you have guessed that indoor air is at least five times more polluted than the air outside? A good quality air purifier with HEPA filter can do wonders by effectively removing irritating pollens from the air inside your home.