If you’re tired of sneezing, wiping your watery eyes and dealing with post-nasal drip, not to worry. There’s plenty of relief for allergy symptoms. Use these tips to help you with all kinds of allergy relief.
Allergy Relief Tips
Healing for Sinuses: Neti Pots and cold compresses
One area that some people like is the neti pot method. This is a small pot of warm water used to drain your sinuses. You let the water run in one nostril and other the other. While it can take a little getting used to, it does offer relief for those with sinus headaches and allergy symptoms.
Another option is to try a cold compress on your forehead. This can help to draw heat away from your sinuses which may be inflamed. The coolness will also help with any sinus-related headaches.
Over the Counter Sinus Medicine
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation,about 50 million people suffer from allergies. A quick relief is an over-the-counter remedy. Look for Sudafed, Tylenol Sinus, Dayquil Sinus and newer products like Mucinex Sinus. These products are made to help drain your sinuses and stop that nasal drip that can irritate the back of your throat.
Just be sure that you’re buying the non-drowsy version especially if you are working or driving to/from work. Sometimes people make the mistake of taking an item like Benadryl and not realizing that while it helps with allergies, it will make you extremely drowsy and should not be used during the day or at work.
Ginger Tea, Raw Ginger, and Feverfew
One area that can help is with homeopathic remedies like ginger. Ginger is an excellent anti-inflammatory and if you are suffering from sinus headaches or migraines, it can help to relieve sinus pressure. If you want to have ginger in tea, it makes a very spicy treat and with a little honey, can soothe a cold, too!
Feverfew is another natural remedy that can help to relieve sinus headaches. Check at your health food store for this or you can order it online.
Cucumber for Swollen Eyes and Honey for Throats
Honey is a great way to treat your throat if you have post-nasal drip from your sinuses. Sinusitis and seasonal colds can cause your nose to close up. When this happens, mucus can drip down the back of your throat making it raw and scratchy. By sucking on a little honey, it can relieve your throat pain or scratchiness.
If you have swollen, watery eyes, you may benefit from cold cucumber slices applied in the morning. Just take a cold cucumber out of the refrigerator and cut a few slices. Put a cold slice on your eye after closing your eyelid and this can reduce swelling.
If you need further help with managing your sinuses, you can visit your doctor and ask for a referral to an allergist. If you have allergy eyes St. Louis residents can get relief from medicated eye drops that an allergist can prescribe to you. The allergist may also recommend Claritin or Allegra after testing you for seasonal allergies.