It’s allergy season and the pollen count has been incredibly high here in Maryland. I have a feeling it is the same where you are living as well. Those of you that know me personally may have heard that I have had laryngitis for the past few weeks. Is it allergy induced? I am not sure, but I am taking all of the precautions!
If you are suffering from allergies, what can you do? If you have read my book, you know I try everything possible before I take medication for something. So here are a few helpful ideas to try before you head off to your doctor to get a prescription for your allergies.
- Wash your face and hands frequently during the day – especially after coming in from the outside or shaking someone’s hand.
- Ladies – pollen will stick to your makeup and therefore stay on your skin longer, so try to take it easy with the makeup this time of the year.
- Flush your nose with saline in the evenings.
- As much as fresh air is good for you – driving with your windows open this time of the year overloads you with pollen. Same goes for the windows in your home.
- Chiropractic adjustments have been proven to be very helpful with allergies. If you have not tried chiropractic, go ahead. It is safe and there is nothing to lose.
- Invest in a clean air machine with a HEPA filter for your bedroom. These little machines are so worth the money! They will filter the air you breathe so that you are not breathing in pollutants and allergens all night long. Great if you have pets as well.
- Keep your car clean! My car is coated with pollen right now. We touch the car every time we get in and out, the pollen gets on our hands, then into our eyes, nose and lungs. You know the story!
- Drinking spring water with fresh lemon juice will help your body curb mucous production.
- Ingesting “local” honey meaning honey made from locally bred and cultivated honey bees may help you be less sensitive to the pollens in your area – check your local farmers market.
Following these simple and easy tips should help keep you out of your doctor’s office this year. Please let me know if you have any other ideas!