Six Ways to Find Relief from Your Seasonal Montana Allergies
Allergies can make you absolutely miserable.
My wife has the worst seasonal allergies. They've already kicked in for her, despite taking allergy shots every month for literally years. The shots honestly don't seem to help much at all. She still suffers from all of the traditional allergy symptoms, pretty much from now till the snow flies this fall.
Tired of medication?
Sudafed, Claritin, Mucinex, and other medications can offer some relief for allergy sufferers, but scientists say there are other ways you can help combat the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Dr. Julie Gatza of the Florida Wellness Institute recently shared six things to try.
Shower at night.
Pollen can stick to your hair, skin, and clothing, so showering at night helps remove the irritants before you go to bed.
Pouring saline water through your nose feels pretty weird, but experts say nasal irrigation (Neti pot) can help provide seasonal allergy relief.
Science continues to make discoveries on how our natural antibodies work. Dr. Gatza writes,
Consumed on an empty stomach, the protein-digesting enzyme protease will work to attack and dissolve not only protein molecules, but it will also destroy pollen molecules and other foreign bodies that have entered the bloodstream, thereby significantly reducing allergy symptoms.
In addition to protease, experts say a quality probiotic can really help seasonal allergy sufferers.
Keep your pets out of your bed.
Not because of their dander, but because dogs and cats can bring a lot of pollen into your bed after they've been running around outside all day. Sorry, pup... it looks like you're sleeping on the floor now.
Know when to stay in or go outside.
Pollen counts typically rise on warm, dry, and windy days. Unfortunately, that describes nearly every day in the summer months in Montana. Mornings and nights are usually high-pollen count times of day, so plan your outdoor activities accordingly.
Got any other tips on seasonal allergy relief? Send me a message. Michael@BillingsMix.com
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