Home Remedies for Pollen Allergy

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Itching and nasal congestion, tearing and irritation in the eyes, sneezing, itchy throat and skin reactions are some of the symptoms that people allergic to pollen experience with the arrival of spring. However, these symptoms are, in reality, an “exaggerated” defense response of the organism to the presence of substances that it considers harmful even if they are not (allergens) and, in numerous cases, require medical treatment, usually based on antihistamine drugs.

Home Remedies for Pollen Allergy

Even so, you should also know a number of home remedies for pollen allergy. Don't miss this article and find relief from the onset of annoying symptoms.

Nasal washing with water and salt

The sensation of itching inside the nostrils and the symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis, such as increased watery secretions accompanied by sneezing, is common in people suffering from pollen allergy. Of course, the first preventive measure is to try to avoid exposure to the allergen, something that is not always possible. Sometimes, after close contact with plants whose pollen triggers the allergy, that dust, almost imperceptible, is trapped in the nostrils, whose mucous membranes act as a ‘filter', retaining it and prolonging the symptoms.

In these cases, nasal sinks are a really effective home remedy for pollen allergy. To do this, you can buy in the pharmacy a saline solution of this type, but you can also make it and apply it yourself with these steps:

  1. Boil half a liter of water.
  2. Add a small tablespoon of common salt (5 grams).
  3. When the solution cools, you can apply it to your nose with a rubber ‘pear' that facilitates irrigation, or by dropping a few drops (with the help of a soaked cotton) inside each of the nostrils, keeping your head slightly tilted back.
  4. With washing and after blowing, you will more easily eliminate mucus and allergens triggering symptoms.

If you want to know the best remedies for allergic rhinitis, do not miss this article on How to treat chronic allergic rhinitis.

Nettle infusion

Nettle is a medicinal plant used for years for the treatment of different conditions. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that improve the state of the airways, which can be affected by the allergic reaction. In addition, it is one of the best home remedies for sinusitis, it is one of the few vegetables that acts as an antihistamine for allergy to natural pollen, slowing down the body's response to the presence of the allergen that causes discomfort. Making an infusion with the leaves of this plant and resorting to it when the symptoms of allergy are evident will help to stop them in the most natural way.

Nettle infusion

Nettle is a medicinal plant used for years for the treatment of different conditions. It has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that improve the state of the airways, which can be affected by the allergic reaction. In addition, it is one of the best home remedies for sinusitis, it is one of the few vegetables that acts as an antihistamine for allergy to natural pollen, slowing down the body's response to the presence of the allergen that causes discomfort. Making an infusion with the leaves of this plant and resorting to it when the symptoms of allergy are evident will help to stop them in the most natural way.

Eucalyptus essential oil

Due to its antiseptic properties and its calming effects, it is common to use eucalyptus oil as an ingredient in different home remedies for nasal allergies and, especially for coughs and respiratory tract conditions. In addition, the essential oil derived from eucalyptus leaves can also help relieve the symptoms of pollen allergy.

It can be used diluted in another carrier oil, such as almond or olive oil, applying it directly to the nostrils with the help of a swab. It reduces coughing and itchy throat, as well as the feeling of suffocation, therefore, the effects are immediate. Another option is to add two drops of oil to a container of water, previously boiled, to make a steam bath and thus clear the airways.

Honey

As long as you are not allergic to this food, taking a teaspoon of honey can also be an excellent natural remedy for respiratory allergies in children and thus soothe coughing and irritated throat as a result of a pollen allergy. We must also remember that pure honey contains small amounts of pollen and, although there are no scientific studies that confirm it, the fact of taking the pollen contained in this food could favor a lower reaction against the pollen carried by the air we breathe, that is, honey could have a certain “vaccine” effect on the body.

Probiotic foods

Foods high in probiotics (with beneficial live microorganisms) help strengthen the immune system as a whole, decreasing the effects of an allergic reaction to pollen. It is also considered that foods such as kefir or probiotic yogurts help curb the production of immunoglobulin E, responsible for many of the symptoms, such as excessive mucus, typical of allergy. Including them in the usual diet is a good remedy for pollen allergy.

Vitamin C

If you want to know more remedies and still wonder what to take for allergy, you should know that vitamin C is not only an essential micronutrient, but it is also a more powerful natural antihistamine that acts effectively against pollen allergy. If you suffer from it with the arrival of spring, increase in your diet the presence of foods that contain it, especially citrus fruits, such as orange, lemon or grapefruit and other seasonal fruits, such as strawberries and blueberries.

In addition to all the remedies we have provided you, in we also offer you an article on How to avoid pollen allergy so that you can carry out some actions and try to control allergic reactions.

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