No matter how many lollipops your doctor has for you, I am sure the doctor’s office is not a place you would like to visit often, especially for nonlife-threatening issues that could quickly be dealt with at home. Now, as severe as allergic reactions are, everyone, understands there is nothing wrong with having an at home allergy test on the ready to gauge whether attempts should be made to deal with issues in-house or travel to the nearest physician. Of course, some home solutions have a far better success rate than others. However, that being said, each home-based remedy has its strengths and should be acknowledged as such on a case-by-case basis. And that is what this list below will attempt to do for all those who are interested.
What Are The Home Allergy Remedies Available?
- Ginger – this beneficial spice has been used in many different ways, including in cooking and making drinks. It also has a reputation for anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties. Ginger can be consumed in many ways, but it is most commonly taken by chewing ginger raw or drinking 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea daily for a few days.
- Cold Compress – A cold compress is a frozen or chilled material, such as an ice pack or a cool, wet washcloth. It is said to be one of the fastest and easiest ways to stop the pain and itch of a skin rash. Directly applying cold temperatures to the affected area can bring immediate relief and help stop swelling, ease itching, and slow the progression of any rashes resulting from an allergic reaction on the skin.
- Air Filters – as the popular adage goes – prevention is better than the cure – this definitely could be said about getting people to try to avoid airborne allergens during the spring/summer seasons. Because these seasons feature high pollen counts, people should think about buying high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters. These filter systems are good at removing allergens, such as pollen, dust, and pet dander, out of the home – and out of the air to protect those sensitive eyes and noses. Remember, you can’t get sick if there is nothing to get sick from.
- Green Tea – Made from the leaves of the camellia Sinensis plant, green tea is known to be one of the healthiest drinks globally. Green tea, in addition to keeping the drinker calm, is also revered for its effect on the heart and blood sugar and aids in weight loss. Green tea also contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties that help cure stomach symptoms related to food allergies. If someone is experiencing the ill effects from a food allergy, they should drink 2-3 cups of green tea every day for 1 to 2 weeks.
- Sinus Flush – The idea behind this process is to wash airborne allergens such as pollen, dust, animal dander or mold from a person’s nasal cavity using salt water. It is advised that the nose be flushed one to two times a day. Because it is normal for drops of water to occasionally drain from the nose for up to 30 minutes after irrigation, it may be wise for the person to carry tissues with them. If their nose stings or burns, they should try using half as much salt next time or try a different water temperature. Sinus Flush also helps remove excess mucus and adds moisture to the nasal cavity.
- Probiotics – are live microorganisms intended to have health benefits when consumed. They can be found in yogurt, other fermented foods, and dietary supplements. For example, probiotics have been shown to remedy allergy symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis by helping people experience fewer outward allergy symptoms like runny noses, itchy eyes, and respiratory problems and to overcome the stomach pain and diarrhea associated with food allergic reactions. It is said that a person should consume 1 cup of yogurt daily as it helps maintain ‘good’ bacteria in the gut and treats other digestive problems.
- Oatmeal – if you feel like scratching an extra irritating rash, quickly run to your kitchen and look if you have any leftover oatmeal – Yes, oatmeal. The critical chemical ingredient within oatmeal is avenanthramides, which are known to have anti-inflammatory properties. In addition to helping the swelling go down, oatmeal will also soothe any itching or irritation you have. So just how can I apply oatmeal to my skin? I believe you might be asking. Well, it is quite a simple process. You can use quick, slow, or instant oatmeal, as long as they are unflavored. First, blend into an excellent, consistent powder. Next, pour your homemade oatmeal into a tub of running warm water and stir the water with your hand several times to ensure even distribution Voila. You can hop right in; your oatmeal bath is ready.
If you are experiencing allergy symptoms, there is no need to make an appointment with your doctor. There are many home remedies that can help alleviate your symptoms until they subside. Try one of these seven remedies today and feel better tomorrow.