Surviving springtime allergy season naturally; without all the side effects.
The watery eyes, sneezing, hacking, coughing, and misery that comes with spring are in full bloom. If you suffer from allergies courtesy of pollen, mold and many of the other things in the air as the warmer weather arrives, we have some good news for you. You have some great natural choices that do not have the side effects of Sudafed or many of the other prescription or nonprescription drugs.
Years ago, my go to was Sudafed, which worked; sort of, but kept me up at night and left me feeling hungover the day after. Most of these medications and antihistamines will make you drowsy, and if you are in health care, or in accounting or any other type of work that requires you to be mentally sharp, you will like what I have to share with you.
A few years ago, someone suggested that I take Nettle. For years, Nettle has been used as a natural antihistamine and is available in caplets from companies such as Natures Way or as a tea. The caplets are by far more convenient to use and I purchased it but never used it until I ran out of Sudafed. To my surprise, within half an hour, the symptoms went away. I tried it again a few more times that week and again, the symptoms were gone within half an hour and I did not feel drowsy or have any side effects. We carry Nettle in both our offices and it is very inexpensive. Don’t think, buy it and try it, you will be happily impressed as I was.
During acute attacks of hay fever, sometimes you need some other natural medications and we carry Alpha Glycosyl for immune support. During bad days, taking two Nettle with Seasonal IC stops most of these attacks in their tracks.
If you are doing spring cleanup, take two Nettle before you go out and clean up. It will, in combination with a face mask markedly reduce the risk of an allergic attack.
A newsletter I like reading also had some other suggestions to naturally dealing with allergy season. Read his suggestions here
How to Survive Springtime Allergies
author Brad Hoppmann
April showers will soon bring May flowers.
But some people would prefer to enjoy this season of renewal from the comfort of indoors.
For many, springtime means sniffing … sneezing … red, itchy eyes … swollen throats … and other seasonal symptoms.
Currently, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. This has created a massive $15 billion market for treating hay fever and the like.
Drowsiness can be a short-term side effect of many of these treatments. But there are many potential, longer-term risks linked to prescription and over-the-counter allergy medicine.
They include …
• Low libido
And much more.
Tree and grass pollen are at the heart of seasonal allergies. Depending on where you live, you can find different types of pollen in the air no matter what month the calendar says it is.
Plus, air pollution, dust, mold, pet dander, and other fungi exist in the environment for longer than just a season.
In other words, we can experience an allergic reaction at just about any time of year.
So today, I would like to share with you today five natural alternatives to help you survive the allergy season — no matter how long it lasts for you.