The weather is warming up, the days are getting a bit longer, and Spring is in full swing! As a veteran allergy sufferer, I’ve found that certain seasons tend to exacerbate the symptoms. Spring happens to be one of those seasons. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, check out tips on how to manage your allergy symptoms.
Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
Seasonal allergies are very common, affecting people worldwide. Symptoms can affect the nose, sinuses, ears, throat, and lungs and can include watery eyes, runny hose, sneezing, rash, or hives. I tend to suffer from sneezing and itchy, watery eyes, and most days, I simply suffer silently with them.
Natural Allergy Relief
I am passionate about using natural remedies, when it makes sense. Since I suffer from allergy symptoms most days of the year, I was very interested in trying Similasan’s natural remedies for allergy symptoms.
With its origins in Switzerland, Similasan gained popularity in Europe in the 80s and their products have been trusted and used by pharmacists and families in Switzerland for more than 35 years.
Similasan uses plant-based ingredients in their products to help with temporary relief from itching, burning, watering, redness while working to stimulate the body’s natural defenses. Their product line includes ingredients like Eyebright (Euphrasia) Flowers, which can provide temporary relief from minor symptoms such as a thick mucus and/or watery discharge, redness, and swelling of the eyelid. Sabadilla Lily, also present in Similasan’s Allergy Eye Relief, is a flower that can help relieve minor symptoms such as watering eyes and eyelid redness.
Similasan’s product line is free from harsh ingredients commonly found in over the counter allergy remedies, including antihistamines and vasoconstrictors. Some of the products, like Similasan Allergy Eye Relief have no known side effects or contraindications, making them an ideal alternative for allergy symptom relief.
Minimizing Allergy Triggers Inside Your Home
As you can imagine, preventing symptoms begins with identifying and eliminating triggers. After months of being indoors with the windows mostly shut, allergens have had an opportunity to proliferate. This spring, I have been organizing, decluttering, and deep cleaning the most trafficked parts of our home to eliminate those triggers.
- Pay attention to local pollen counts and try to stay indoors when counts are high. If you visit Weather.com, you’ll find allergy and pollen forecasts for your city by zip code.
- Encase your pillows and mattresses with covers to reduce your exposure to dust mites.
- Wash bedding and stuffed animals regularly.
- Consider wearing a mask if you plan on being exposed to allergens (i.e. dusting, gardening, etc.)
- Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter.
- Work to reduce the humidity in your home to less than 50%. You can do this in the summer by running the AC, opening a window or using a dehumidifier.
- Change air filters regularly, when the seasons change.
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