There are a lot of people sneezing lately due to seasonal allergies. For many people who suffer from allergies, finding relief can be somewhat difficult. Trying to find the right medication or remedy to try and be able to breathe through your nose, and not have to rub your eyes ever few minutes can get frustrating, especially if you have tried several different methods or medication to help alleviate your symptoms. There is no need to worry though; there are some things you can do to help you breathe easy even though you normally suffer from seasonal allergies. If you normally get a stuffy nose because of pollen or other irritants, there are a couple things you can do. First is using a Neti Pot. A Neti Pot is a small tea pot that you can fill with warm salt water or a saline solution and then poor it up your nostril.
It doesn’t sound very comfortable, but the end result will be well worth it. The saline or salt water solution helps thin your mucus which means it isn’t holding on to different allergens which can normally cause inflammation to your nasal passages. Perhaps though, you don’t feel like getting a nose full of salt water, you can always rely on the healing power of warm mint tea. Mint is a very good decongestant and can help sooth an itchy throat, cough, or other sinus related problems. It has also been suggested that apple cider vinegar can help with allergy symptoms. You can take apple cider vinegar to help with many health issues such as keeping blood sugar regular, and with allergies. This type of vinegar can be applied to dry skin, hives, you can also drink it to help with an itchy throat or sinus irritation, or even just breathing in the fumes from it can help with a stuffy itchy nose. If you have itchy, watery eyes, there is relief out there for you. You can use normal over the counter eye drops that are specifically for eye allergies; these are normally pretty effective and may be less expensive than prescription eye drops. You can also look into getting some chamomile eye drops as a home remedy rather than eye drops with certain drugs in them.
However, if you wear contacts, you will want to double check any eye drops you may choose to make sure they are safe while wearing contacts. Some drops may discolor or ruin contacts, so if you aren’t sure, ask your eye doctor if it is ok. You may also think about getting disposable contacts that you can throw away each night. This can help prevent contact lenses from building up irritating deposits. Of course, if you don’t feel like messing with home remedies, you can try medications for allergy relief. These medications will contain an antihistamine which helps with common allergy symptoms like sneezing, itchy, and a runny nose. Some of these medications can be found over the counter, but if that doesn’t seem to help, you can talk to your doctor. They may be able to prescribe you something stronger to help alleviate your symptoms. You may also want to see your doctor if you have asthma or any other health issues before trying any home remedies or over the counter medications. If you have health insurance, you may want to check if there are any particular medications for allergies that they will cover.