Allergy remedies come in all types, ranging from simple salt-water solutions to pharmaceutical options. We’ve done our research and put together some simple allergy remedies that are low-cost and all-natural. Now’s also the perfect time to get that spring clean done and clear out all the dust, so we’ve added some Rockhampton air conditioning and carpet cleaners that’ll freshen the air in no time.
Keep in mind: these are some general remedies for treating allergy symptoms. If you have persistent problems, or want to find out about the medical options, contact your local doctor or pharmacist.
There are a few easy remedies for clearing sinuses so you can smell the roses again.
Neti pots – resembling a small teapot, you simply fill the Neti pot with a mixture of salt and water. You then tilt your head to the side and pour the solution into one nostril until it flows out of the other. The process is as messy as it sounds, however it is an increasingly popular option for fast relief from allergy symptoms in the nasal area. Be sure to use boiled or distilled water, as regular tap water could introduce unwanted bacteria into your system.
Saline nasal spray – readily available at most chemists, nasal spray basically does the same job as a Neti pot. It can be a preferred solution due to its more gentle and even function. Saline sprays can deliver similar results to Neti pots, however it comes down to personal preference.
Steam – either opt for a hot shower or fill a bowl with hot water, cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam for about 10 minutes. This is an excellent remedy for unblocking noses and also clearing the skin. Win/win!
Herbs and supplements
There are many essential oils and supplements that can help you tackle spring time irritation or allergies.
Eucalyptus oil – added to your steam treatment, eucalyptus oil can provide very good relief from blocked noses and coughs. Having anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, you can’t go wrong with a little whiff of eucalyptus! Be sure not to ingest or put on skin, as eucalyptus is toxic in concentrated amounts.
Tea – after you’ve inhaled the steam from a nice hot cuppa, be sure to take in all the antioxidants from green or peppermint tea. Peppermint tea’s menthol properties can provide decongestant relief, helping to clear mucus from your nose and throat. Green tea contains a compound which has shown to inhibit allergic reactions and provide mild, temporary relief.