Healthy ways of dealing with allergies
• United States
11 Apr 07
My allergy season has already hit and believe me I know how miserable it is. Sadly though I don't really know much for home remedies to prevent allergies from kicking in. Now once they have you can try using something like vicks or bengay under your nose to help clear up the congestion, same with on your chest to help with congestion there (and Post nasal drip). Tea or coffee can help with the congestion in the lungs and to help you breathe easier. Taking a hot shower or being in an area with a lot of steam can help break up the congestion in your nose and lungs. If you have a/c or the heat running make sure to check and change your filter often. That way the it won't cirulate more allergens to you. They do have some to actually help out in reducing allergens but to be honest I tried them and didn't notice any difference. If your allergies are pollen you can try hosing down your yard and house area to help reduce the pollen in the area. It can help a bit. To help with post nasal drip from allergies try sleeping with your head and chest elevated. I sleep almost sitting straight up to help. Hope these help you out. If nothing else check with your doctor there are some great new medications out to help with allergies. I was recently put on Alstlin and it's done wonders. With taking it I wouldn't even know I had allergies.
• United States
12 Apr 07
I do try very hard it just seems like when the season hits I really wish for some magical thing to happen. We have an air cleaner on your a/c and heat so I run the fan 24 7 keeps the air moving. This is gonna sound really strange I know my neighbors think I must be really odd but I never open my windows unless it is raining. We have a newer washer that will santitize and I use that on all of our sheets to kill the dust mites. Boy that's a whole other subject I try to forget they are there! lol Rhonda