Are you one of the millions of people in the United States struggling with pesky allergies? Are you constantly in search of the "holy grail" remedy to bring you relief from symptoms like the never-ending stuffy nose, watery eyes, and persistent cough? Trust us, you're not alone.
Sick and tired of relying on prescriptions or over-the-counter drugs like Claritin, Allegra, or Zyrtec?
But here's the thing - while these medications may do the job, they are still drugs, with potential side effects and high costs that can leave you feeling groggy and unrested. That's why more and more of our customers are asking for our help in finding safe and natural ways to alleviate their allergy woes.
Luckily, there are some simple steps you can take that will naturally reduce allergens in your home. These allergens are often the root cause of your symptoms, so by tackling them head-on, you may be able to find the relief you've been searching for.
The first thing we do is help them understand there are some very simple steps they can take that will "naturally" help eliminate or reduce allergens in their home.
Many of these naturally occurring allergens that are floating around are causing their allergy symptoms. They want relief from their allergies just like you do.
- Make your bedroom your safe zone.
- Do your cleaning early in the day so they dust your stir up has a chance to settle before going to bed.
- Remove all dust collectors; books, curtains, upholstered furniture, excess stuffed toys and pillows.
- Freeze stuffed toys for 24 hours and then put in the dryer to remove the allergens.
- Dust furniture with a damp cloth or tee shirt. Throw it in the laundry when done.
- Wash sheets weekly in hot water. 130 degree or hotter.
- Avoid using window fans to cool rooms, they can pull pollen and mold spores indoors.
- Keep windows closed when driving to avoid allergens.
It's also important to limit your time outdoors, particularly during the high pollen season from August until the first frost. When you come back inside, change out of your clothes right away to avoid tracking allergens into your home.
These are things you can do starting today. They are free. They are natural and they will help relieve and/or reduce your allergy symptoms.
There are also some things you can do that will cost you some money but are still natural and do not require you to take any drugs. While they are not completely natural they will provide allergy relief.
- If you can't remove carpeting then treat it with X-Mite allergy carpet treatment or Allersearch ADMS anti-allergen spray.
- If your hot water is not hot enough you can wash your sheets in either Demite laundry additive, natural tea tree oil formula, or Allerwash allergen wash.
- Cover the mattress, box spring, duvet, feather pillow and pillows with allergy-proof bedding covers. These type of allergy bedding covers will protect you from dust mites, pollen, dander, mold and bed bugs.
Additional Natural Allergy Relief Ideas
Lastly, if you're looking for a more targeted approach, consider exploring some natural allergy remedies, such as N.A.E.T. (Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique), a painless, non-invasive, and permanent solution based on the theory of electrical currents running through our bodies every day of your life called meridians or energy channels. When the body has an allergic reaction, a blockage occurs in the meridians.
Neti Pots: A neti pot is a small vessel, usually made of ceramic, glass, or plastic, that is used to perform a technique called nasal irrigation. Nasal irrigation involves flushing the nasal passages with a saline solution to help clear mucus and debris from the nose and sinuses.
The neti pot is filled with a saline solution, and the user tilts their head to the side, allowing the saline to flow into one nostril and out the other, flushing the nasal passages in the process.
Natural Herbal Allergy Remedies
- Stinging Nettle.Natural antihistamine without the unwanted side effects of dry mouth and drowsiness.
- Eucalyptus. Effectively calms coughs and relieves nasal congestion and is both an antiseptic and a stimulant with expectorant and antibiotic. The powerful vapor from eucalyptus naturally clears congestion and loosens mucus.
- Quercetin.A natural plant-derived compound called a bioflavonoid, has an antihistamine action may help to relieve some allergic symptoms and asthma symptoms.
Before taking a natural herb to treat your allergies, talk with your allergy doctor. Some herbs can have side effects with other herbs and can also have potentially dangerous interactive effects when taken with other over the counter and prescription medicines.
Whether you suffer from seasonal or ongoing allergies, these natural remedies may just help you get by without the use of drugs.
Wishing you the best of health
The Allergy Store