What are Allergies?
Allergies are when your immune system overreacts to substances that are usually not harmful. They call these substances allergens. Allergies can be grouped by the differences between triggers and the season that you get them in. Different types of allergies must be treated differently, and not every fix will help with everyone’s allergies. This blog will deal with seasonal allergies.
Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
Symptoms are dependent on the type of allergy that you have. Even though these are all seasonal allergy symptoms, the different types of season and where your allergies are coming from will determine which allergy symptoms you experience. Not all symptoms will be experienced at one time, but each symptom is a possibility.
These Symptoms Include:
- Watery Eyes
- Nasal Congestion
- Stuffy Nose
- Itching Nose
- Itching Eyes
- Runny Nose
- Scratchy Throat
- Throat Clearing (from postnasal drip)
Seasonal allergies are what this article will cover, and they are not fatal. However, seasonal allergies can be uncomfortable. Each season can cause seasonal allergies, but most people think that seasonal allergies are only a Spring affliction, but any season can cause allergies. There are many different triggers for seasonal allergies, but they have relatively the same list of symptoms as stated above. Pollen is the main reason for seasonal allergies, and there are treatments for seasonal allergies that will keep them under control. Understanding the difference between seasonal allergies and other allergies will save you the time of figuring out if the allergies you are experiencing are seasonal or not. By knowing if your allergies are seasonal you’ll know if the treatments listed in this article apply to you.
Seasonal allergies are caused by different things, and you are more likely to get seasonal allergies because of certain triggers during certain seasons. Here are some of the most common triggers:
- Mold Spores
There are many methods that can help with seasonal allergies. Avoiding the trigger is usually the best way but most often impossible. Even when using treatments, limiting your exposure to the trigger of your seasonal allergies is a good place to start to getting your allergies under control.
Natural treatments or remedies can be helpful when treating seasonal allergies. Many people try to avoid over-the-counter- medications or prescription ones because the are unnatural. Treating your seasonal allergies naturally is a completely viable option for anyone who wants to try. When trying to use natural treatments or natural remedies, it may take a little linger for some treatments to take effect. However, some natural treatments will help with seasonal allergy symptoms immediately.
Herbal supplements may work for some who are trying to treat seasonal allergies as well. The preparation for natural remedies or treatments is usually harder to prepare than just taking medication. However, herbal supplements make that problem a thing of the past.
Holistic treatments or remedies make sure to teat the whole body, mind, and soul. Holistic remedies will try to help you to avoid the problem before it’s treated Holistic treatments aren’t a fix all type of treatment. They focus on clearing the area around you and making sure you avoid it whenever possible. Many people find holistic treatments to be a little harder, and they don’t show results nearly as quickly as natural or other treatments for seasonal allergies.
Natural treatments are a great way to get allergy symptom relief immediately. A lot of these treatments will work within 20 minutes, but they are not for everyone. The best way to find a natural allergy treatment or relief that is for you is to try as many as you need. Even after finding one that works for you, you may still find one that works better. Here are some natural treatments and remedies that you can try:
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is known to help with numerous ailments, and seasonal allergies is just one of the many. Using the apple cider vinegar that still has the mother in it, meaning the apple cider vinegar is organic, is best.
Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water. Mix the teaspoon thoroughly throughout the water. This may be hard to drink, but it is best to drink it three times a day for the best allergy relief. Seasonal allergy symptom relief should come within ten to fifteen minutes.
Nettle leaf can be used on it’s own or in combination with other herbs. Nettle leaf or bark can be drank as a tea and is considered a very versatile remedy.
Make the herbal tea like you normally would, steeping it to preference. Add one to two teaspoons of honey before drinking. It’s recommended that this remedy be drank once or twice daily for sufficient allergy relief.
It is usually best that the honey is organic because it can loose some of it’s healing properties when it’s been processed or too many sugars have been added. Honey has many healing properties and is great for sore throat, but it is also great when treating seasonal allergies.
There are many ways to use honey, but here is one. Adding your teaspoon dose of honey to Nettle tea provides a stronger relief to seasonal allergies. You may also simply add it to warm water and drink it.
Quercetin occurs naturally in foods such as broccoli, but most of the time people cannot get enough of this to actually help with any of their symptoms. This is why a supplement is often taken instead. This is a strong antioxidant and stabilizes mast cells so that histamines are not released.
Taking the supplement with a glass of water is best. To find out how much of the supplement should be taken depends on the supplement bottle to follow. Be sure to check and see if it will interfere with anything you are already taking.
Butterbur is an herb that is known to help relieve symptoms of a variety of ailments, and allergy relief is something that it can help with. The extract of butterbur root is best to use when you’re trying to get seasonal allergy relief.
It is dangerous to eat raw or unprocessed butterbur root, and only supplements should be used, which are made from the extract of the butterbur root. Butterbur supplements may cause adverse reactions to other medications, prescription or over-the-counter. Be sure to follow the directions on the bottle to know how much to take and how often. This supplement is usually taken once daily.
Neti pots hold saline solution and they are used to help snort the solution so that it can dissolve the mucus and help with seasonal allergy symptoms immediately. Most people who use neti pots choose to make their own saline solution.
First boil distilled water in a pot. there should be a quart of water. Then mix one teaspoon of Himalayan sea salt, making sure to mix it thoroughly. Pour the mixture into the neti pot and proceed to snort the solution to help clear mucus and other seasonal allergy symptoms.
No matter what natural remedy you use, or if you find one that is not listed in this blog, make sure it works for you. A natural remedy will do no good if you are not using it properly , and most of the natural remedies, except for the supplements will need to be used more than once a day. It is best to use these remedies at the first signs of seasonal allergy symptoms. The longer you wait to use a natural treatment, the less effective the treatment may become.