Relief From the Pollen

Carolyn Guilford, CNC
Carolyn Guilford, CNC

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As I went about this week, I have heard so many persons talking about the pollen, their allergies, and the congestion and how miserable it all is. And all the prescriptions each one is taking to combat the misery, but not completely.

These seasonal allergies are caused by airborne pollens (very fine powder released by trees, grasses and weeds) as they pollinate and fertilize other plants. Mold, also, in outdoor air can also contribute to seasonal allergies. More and more over the counter antihistamines are not very effective at reducing the classic symptoms of seasonal allergies, including sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat. And some of the older-generation antihistamines, such as Benadryl, can cause sleepiness, impair thinking and is certainly out if you need to drive. Newer formulations tend to cause less drowsiness, but may have other side effects.

Here are some tips for avoiding the pollen: At home keep doors and windows closed, to keep pollens and outdoor molds from entering. As the weather warms up, use the air conditioner to bring in “fresh” air. In the car, keep the windows up, to keep out pollens, dust and mold. Limit outdoor activity during early morning hours, pollen counts are highest from about 5 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Upon returning home, after having been outside for a significant amount of time, take a shower and change clothes. Now, to get rid of the nasal congestion, post nasal drip and to prevent sinus infections and allergic rhinitis the simplest remedy, is to learn to do a nasal rinse with salt water regularly. This nasal rinse is a home procedure to clear the nasal passages. Although there are an increasing number of nasal rinse kits available, it is easy enough to use what you have, a small tea pot, or a cup with a pouring spout, or even a nasal bulb syringe. You will need: 1/2 teaspoon of kosher or sea salt), 8 ounces filtered room temperature water, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda 1. Warm the water and mix ingredients in a clean container. Check the water temperature on the inside of your arm. 2. Stand over the bathroom sink. Tilt your head to one side, and pour solution into one nostril, the solution will run out the other nostril. 3. Repeat to other nostril. There may be some mucous in the water as it comes out. Rinse until there is no more mucous. 4. Gargle with warm water. Keep the towel handy, the drainage may continue for awhile.

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