Allergies

The natural way to conquer allergies:

  • Avoid known allergens, when possible.
  • Dust-free environment. Dust mite droppings are the cause of allergies from dust. Be sure to keep a clean environment. Carpets, heavy curtains, stuffed animals attract dust. Many of my families with allergies report better results with hard wood floors rather than carpeting. Keep your child’s room free of clutter.
  • Cover mattress, pillow, box springs with allergy proof plastic cover
  • HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Accumulator) filter for airborne allergies. Reduces mold, pollen, dust mite droppings, animal danger.
  • Nasal rinses, known as nasal lavage or irrigation, has been shown to be helpful for children with hay fever. The saltwater solution is sprayed into each nostril either by using a bulb syringe or a neti pot. The neti pot, used in India for centuries, has a spout for the nose. The salt to water ratio is 1 level teaspoon sea salt to 2 cups (1/2 liter) of lukewarm filtered water. Use once or twice a day as needed.
  • Bathe (including washing the hair) to get rid of pollen from the day
  • Healing applications: Lemon is good for watery runny nose or eyes, allergy and hay fever. Use lemon as a steam inhalation, chest compress, or lemon slices in socks and kept in place on the soles of the feet.

 

I’m trying the neti pot myself. What works for you?

(Courtesy of HealthE Mama News)

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I'm a Social Media Manager for a large home decor company who enjoys staying current in trends in both the fashion and home industries. I have a passion for writing, art journaling, expressive painting, and photography. My greatest loves are my two children.

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