Tackle Spring Allergies With These 4 Tips

The first day of spring was yesterday and this season is in full bloom. Unfortunately that means that spring allergies will be on the rise and pollen counts will get higher as the season progresses. Allergies can be pesky – disrupting your day to day activities and causing all sorts of annoying symptoms.

And although spring is in the air, there’s no reason you should be cooped up inside with allergies. I’ve rounded up some tips and tricks on how to keep allergens away and ease the symptoms.

 

Eat Right 

Reduce inflammation and build up your immunity with the right diet. You should eat a diet rich with anti-inflammatory foods. I have horrible allergies all year round and I’ve found that avoiding diary products helps a lot. I also make sure to have my daily supplements and eat turmeric or ginger in one form or another. These two spices are really good in green teas.

Sugar, Oh Honey Honey

During the allergy season I like to skip the sugars and add the honey instead. Honey is a great natural anti-inflammatory. A neat little trick is actually consuming local honey so that you’re not only buying local, but you’re getting immune to any local pollens in the area. I tried some local Wisconsin honey (closest place I could find local honey) for a few weeks and not only was it delicious – but I did have significantly less symptoms. Give it a try!

Natural Sinus Rinses

Before you go out buying over the counter sinuses rinses, you should check in with your GP. You need a rinse that is natural and not harsh on the inside of your nostrils. You’ll also want to ask about the right technique in using these rinses. You don’t want to cause any bleeding, scratches, or accidents from using certain types of rinses.

Manage Your Symptoms

If your GP suggests taking an antihistamine during allergy season, it’s best to follow that advice. Also ask them about the above methods in case they interfere with any medications or medical conditions you have.

One of my favorite ways to manage my allergy symptoms is to relieve the congestion. I found this wonderful “congestion” facial massage. Also the use of essential oils can help clear some of that stuffiness! Head on over to this article I wrote about how to use essential oils to clear congestion.

 

Do you have any tips for surviving spring allergy season?

Leave your tips in the comments below. I’d love to read them!

XO Mariam

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13 Comments

  1. March 25, 2016 / 12:32 PM

    I am a HUGE fan of the netipot, have you tried it? Its literally the best thing ever! I have yet to jump on the essential oil bandwagon but will defiantly read your post about it! Thanks for sharing xo C

  2. March 23, 2016 / 3:43 PM

    This is such a good post. I don’t get allergies during this time of year but I will be sharing this resource with my friends who do! Loved that you addressed this 🙂

    Gunjan | http://www.songbirdechoes.com

  3. March 23, 2016 / 7:38 AM

    YES! Honey is the best trick in the book to combat allergies, especially local honey since the bees/pollen is what’s in the air around you. Loved this informative post!
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  4. March 22, 2016 / 12:21 PM

    Great tips xoxo I WISH I didn’t suffer from allergies – they are so bad right now. Makes it hard to do anything really

  5. March 21, 2016 / 10:16 PM

    mariam–great tips. living in austin aka allergy capital, it’s crazy!! someone is always suffering from something but yet people keep moving here!! LOL. i digress. great tips, the honey one is a must. i also think taking daily vitamins has got to help or is it a mental thing?! but your first tip is spot on, it’s all about eating right. thanks for sharing. xoxo,

    janna | http://www.jannadoan.com

  6. March 21, 2016 / 9:50 PM

    This is perfect timing! Last night I had the worst allergy attack ever. UGH! Its officially here and I always forget how bad I have it until it hits me! LOL! Total denial over here. Every. Single. Year. Ha! I fit that allergy meds don’t work for me and/or make me crazy tired! The only thing that helps give me relief is freeze dried nettle root. Bit random, but it works. Also, essential oils as well!!

    XOX
    Candice

    http://www.candicestubblefield.com

  7. March 21, 2016 / 7:59 PM

    Such great tips❤️ Local honey is awesome for allergies!! Using peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender essential oils also really helps. Thanks for helping the allergie ridden! Haha

    Meaghan xx

  8. March 21, 2016 / 6:53 PM

    UGH I wish I did! Just stay inside and avoid the pollen! LOL seriously that’s the only thing that works for me! And maybe some Claritin and saline nasal spray. Luckily NH doesn’t have as much pollen as NY so my allergies have been better since moving up here! Great tips. xo Annie
    http://thelovelygirl.co

  9. March 21, 2016 / 12:04 PM

    These are such great tips, but I was especially impressed by the second! I never thought about consuming local honey because you become immune to the local pollens, that makes perfect sense! Thanks so much for sharing, this was definitely a helpful and insightful post! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  10. March 21, 2016 / 11:56 AM

    Great post! I think I’m the only one in my household that doesn’t suffer from allergies but Hubby and the kiddies have the hardest at this time of year! I must look into the honey recommendation and rinses definitely help clear them up! Our favorite rinse is ocean water…the boys dunk their heads let little water in and it flushes everything out! We are having very high pollen days, so glad Spring Break is next week!

  11. March 21, 2016 / 8:50 AM

    I am so glad that you wrote a blog post about this! I am always dealing with allergies in the spring time due to pollen, etc. So I am glad to tackle it this year using these fine tips!

    XOXO
    Morgan England
    http://www.styleonedge.net

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