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8 Other Ways to Manage Hay Fever

Sometimes, even if you regularly clean the house and remove all the possible triggers for your hay fever or allergic rhinitis, it will be more effective if you will also equip yourself with complete knowledge on what else might work and do wonders in making you say goodbye for now to your allergies.


Here are just some of the many ways you can manage hay fever:


Avoid Stressful Situations

Stress can weaken the immune system and it makes allergic rhinitis worse. When it is impossible to pluck yourself out from stressful situations, at least learn a few tricks how to manage it. Giving yourself a much needed alone time for self-care and meditation, and toning down your schedule by not overcommitting are basic stress management skills nowadays.


Consider Acupuncture

Acupuncture will not only relieve the acute symptoms of allergies. It will also address the underlying imbalances within the body, getting directly on the root problems that are contributing to the body’s reaction to allergens.



Get to Know Herbal Remedies

Quercetin, a nutrient found in onions, as well as apples and black tea have been known to block the release of histamines.

Butterbur, a European shrub has an herb that has shown potential for relieving seasonal allergy symptoms, acting similar to antihistamines.

These are just a few of the many herbs that can help relieve hay fever symptoms.



Know the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar can boost the immune system, help break up mucus, and support lymphatic drainage.

Mixing one to two tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water and lemon juice three times a day can relieve allergy symptoms.



Visit a Chiropractor

Chiropractic care helps the immune system to function more effectively by releasing stress on the nervous system. It has been known that without stress, the nervous system can function more efficiently and help in fixing then wrong immune signals that cause allergic reactions.



Detox Regularly

When the liver works overtime metabolizing alcohol, medications and processed foods, allergies can flare up. Foods and herbs such as milk thistle, turmeric, artichoke, citrus fruits and nuts can help support the liver.

Also, eliminating fried foods, sugar, alcohol and other toxins from your diet can help lessen allergic symptoms because allergies are worsened by toxins within the body.



Take Probiotics

The presence of beneficial bacteria in the gut will reduce incidence of allergies because probiotics stimulate the production of immune enhancing substances, hinder growth of pathogenic elements further making the immune system stronger and this can help lessen allergies.



Relax with Essential Oils

Essential oils like peppermint, basil,  eucalyptus, and tea tree oils help detoxify the body and fight infections, bacteria, parasites, microorganisms and harmful toxins. They have been effective in fighting inflammation and boosting the immune system. Adding essential oils to a bath, cup of tea, massage oil, or an oil diffuser can do wonders in reducing allergy symptoms.

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