Posted on Jul 19, 2012 | Comments 0
So many of us are troubled by allergies – hay fever, skin allergies, food allergies and many others. Since allergies are inconvenient, uncomfortable and could possibly have serious consequences homemade remedies for allergies are important to keep symptoms and reactions under control.
The typical therapy for allergies is skin or blood testing to identify the allergy and then medication and/or immunotherapy to help control them. It is also possible to manage and control them using homemade remedies for allergies
Identify and control allergens
Firstly know what exactly triggers allergic reactions for you – is it pollen, is it dust, mold, heat, cold, foods, chemicals? Then try and avoid them as far as possible. Hypoallergenic bedding, removing carpets and rugs, controlling indoor mold and dust can all help.
Avoiding chemicals in cleaning material and detergents, bleach, room fresheners, cosmetics and perfumes can also help naturally control allergies.
Use natural antihistamines
Pharmaceutical antihistamines can cause grogginess and other unpleasant side effects which is why homemade remedies for allergies in the form of natural anti histamines can help.
Essential oils and aromatherapy are also known to help control allergies. Acupuncture is also known to act as a natural antihistamine that could help control and manage allergies.
Avoid mucus stimulating foods
Dairy products are often seen to increase mucus secretion. Oily and fatty foods, highly processed foods, and food additives can also increase toxicity levels of the body and increase allergic reactions. Avoid foods that stimulate mucus production and drink plenty of water to help thin and dilute mucus.
Consider nutritional supplements and anti-allergic foods
Nutritional supplements can also be effective homemade remedies for allergies. Vitamin C helps improve immunity and can help reduce the frequency and symptoms of allergic attacks. Allergies can also be help by other vitamin supplements; consult a trained professional to find out what will work for you.
Calcium and magnesium supplements can also help control allergic reactions. Adding turmeric to food can also help reduce inflammation naturally. Honey and ginger are other natural foods that help control allergies.
Use a neti pot (nasal irrigation)
Using a neti pot is another one of the very effective homemade remedies for allergies. This is also known as nasal irrigation and involves the use of a cup or small kettle like vessel and saline water. This vessel is used to pour the saline water into the nasal canal. This naturally helps loosen and dislodge mucus and ease congestion.
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