Winter, spring, summer, or fall, allergies can strike people at different times of the year. The symptoms can be as simple as a stuffed-up nose or more significant like inflammation and a general ill feeling. While some people may opt for over-the-counter allergy medications or prescription drugs, there are other remedies out there that can help clear away those symptoms. Let’s take a look at a few of those potential cures.
You’ve probably heard about the health benefits that some people are experiencing from CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the compound in the hemp plant that is commonly associated with the calming properties of marijuana use. This compound has popped up in just about every product from edibles and beverages to oils and tinctures. Now, there’s CBD nasal spray. It’s applied the same as an over-the-counter or prescription nasal spray, inserted into your nasal cavity.
However, this spray administers a low dose of CBD onto the nasal mucosa membrane. This is a thin membrane lined with many blood vessels that allow for CBD to be easily absorbed directly into the bloodstream. This leads to faster effects for some CBD users. It’s similar in approach to the use of CBD oil under the tongue for proper absorption. However, it’s important to consult with your doctor before using any CBD products to make sure they do not counteract any medication you may be taking. Be sure to also be wary of doses listed on CBD products to make sure you are not overdoing it. Take a low and slow approach to the amount of CBD you use.
Whether you’re struggling with significant amounts of dust in your house or juniper pollen allergy symptoms, the best defense is a good offense. If you know what triggers your allergies, be sure to fight against what’s causing your sore throat or sneezing. If pollen triggers you, be sure to change your clothes when coming in from outdoors. At the very least, wash your hands and face once you come inside to prevent pollen from setting off a coughing fit. This rule applies not just to you, but to everyone who enters the home regularly. You should even wipe your pet’s paws to be on the safe side.
You may feel some immediate relief by wiping away pollen or dander. However, one of the best ways to avoid your allergies being set off is by allergy-proofing your home. Keep your windows shut when pollen is in the air and run your air conditioner instead. Cleaning your home is very important in controlling allergy and asthma triggers. Appliances like humidifiers and air purifiers with HEPA air filters can help to eliminate particles from the air that may escape your cleaning habits. However, cleaning those filters regularly and replacing them is just as important to eliminate allergens.
While you may think that your diet is just about monitoring your weight, there are certain foods that can help you prevent allergy or asthma attacks. Doctors often suggest vitamin C capsules or tablets help boost your immune system because Vitamin C can cut down on histamines, which are chemicals in the body that cause many allergy symptoms like sneezing and runny nose. Citrus fruits are rich in vitamin C and can deliver a boost to the whole body.
Foods that are rich in vitamin D and magnesium have also been shown to help limit the side effects that people deal with during an allergy attack, without having to turn to medication that causes drowsiness, fatigue, or other discomforts. With any regimen, be sure to consult with your medical care team to avoid any drug interaction and make sure you are doing what’s best to fight against your seasonal allergies.