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8 Home Remedies For Seasonal Allergies

By Riddhi Parmar +2 more

Seasonal Allergies Home Remedies

Amidst the winter chill, India is experiencing an unexpected climate change with rains, as Mumbai, Gujarat, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, MP, and many more regions face an unusual downpour. The cosy winter vibes now mingle with raindrops, increasing the probability of seasonal allergies and the risk of fever and other illnesses. 

Seasonal allergies, sometimes referred to as hay fever, result from exposure to spores or pollen released into the atmosphere by fungi, grasses, trees, and other plants. There are various kinds of allergies that people may suffer from in their lifetime, such as seasonal allergies, food allergies, and medication allergies. However, seasonal allergies are a common type of allergy many people may suffer from once in their lifetime. 

But worry not! In this blog, we’ve got you covered with 8 easy home remedies for seasonal allergies. So say goodbye to sneezes and sniffles and embrace the changing seasons with these simple solutions.

The belief is that the prevalence of allergic rhinitis peaks in adolescence and gradually decreases with advancing age. So appropriate control in this age group will help.

Dr. M.G. Kartheeka, MBBS, MD

What is the type of allergy?

 Here are a few types of allergies that are common are as follows- 

  • Pollen allergy
  • Drug allergy
  • Food allergy
  • Insect allergy 
  • Pet allergy

What are the symptoms of seasonal allergies?

Why do allergies cause?

Pollen grains or other allergens are mistakenly recognized as an invasive proteins by your body’s immune system, leading to histamine release. Histamine release leads to the above symptoms. 

starting precautionary anti Allergy medications along with prevention of outdoor activity in the early morning can help a person to prevent or reduce the severity of seasonal allergy.

Dr. Ashish Bajaj, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Home remedies for seasonal allergies 

Various antihistamines drugs such as Cetirizine and Benadryl are there to treat seasonal allergies. However, they are not a permanent solution for allergies, and they also come with a lot of side effects. The best natural remedy for allergies is, when possible, avoidance. There are many home remedies to treat these allergies too.

1: Stay hydrated 

When your body is dehydrated, your immunity will go down. It will lead to nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, and coughing. 

Try to drink 2 to 3 cups of plain warm water upon awakening. You can also drink soups or juices to refill your body’s requirements. 

2: Green leafy vegetables 

Green vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and spring onions are rich in quercetin. It is a bioflavonoid compound that controls histamine production and releases in your body. These leafy vegetables also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. You can eat them raw as well as cooked. Also, make a hot green vegetable soup to relish your taste buds and decrease your allergic reaction. 

3: Citrus fruit drinks  

Citrus fruits are the best source of vitamin C, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. In the spring season, the sun gets harsher every passing day. It makes our bodies weak and dehydrated. Citrus fruits will provide you energy and make you fresh. They also help to boost your immunity to fight against seasonal change symptoms. 

Stick to eat more citrus fruits than drinking juice. Eating citrus fruit is significantly more beneficial to the immune system than drinking the juice form.

4: Red onion water 

When you expose the allergen, your body immediately releases histamine. Onion contains a compound- quercetin that helps to control the production of histamine. Hence it is useful in reducing symptoms of allergies. 

Onion is a natural antihistamine that helps to decrease allergic symptoms. It can also be helpful as a bronchodilator to open up the contracted airways. 

5: Local honey 

Eating honey every day produced by bees in your region may help relieve allergies. The bees transfer pollen from flower blossoms to it. So if you consume it every day, it may gradually reduce your sensitivity to pollen grains. 

Also read: Debunking Myths: Does Your Heart Really Stop When You Sneeze?

6: Peppermint tea

Peppermint is a natural remedy for dust allergies, pollen allergies or other respiratory allergies. It contains a type of flavonoid called luteolin-7-O-rutinoside, which helps inhibit the activity and secretion of anti-inflammatory enzymes, such as histamines. 

You can add a heaped teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves to a glass of water and bring it to a boil. For about ten minutes, allow the mixture to steep. Strain and drink the tea when it is mildly warm.

7: Hot and spicy food 

Hot and spicy foods make your thick mucus thin and help to clear your blocked nasal and throat passage. Spicy and hot food includes soup, curries, and chilli pepper, which loosens the mucus and phlegm that clogs your body. 

8: Eucalyptus oil 

Eucalyptus oil can be a game-changer in seasonal allergies. You can add a few drops of oil to the water, boil it and inhale the steam. It will help to open your sinuses and nasal passages further. Some research suggests that eucalyptus oil has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties also. 

9: Frankincense essential oil

In a 2016 study, it was seen that frankincense oil may help against perennial allergic rhinitis. This pure essential oil should not be directly used. It can be diluted with a carrier oil and used behind your ears or can be inhaled by diffusing it into the air.

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Precautions against home remedies for allergies

If you have a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, avoid doing home remedies. Some of the symptoms of anaphylaxis are trouble breathing, chest pain, tightness around the lung area, change in blood pressure, fainting, spells of dizziness or rash. If you experience these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. Your doctor might prescribe you medications assessing your condition. Avoid self-medication and know about the correct dose and duration of the anti-allergic medication that you have been prescribed. Some medicines can have side effects like drowsiness. Anaphylaxis can be life-threatening. Even while using essential oils, test them before applying, especially if you are prone to having allergic reactions to the essential oils.

Read more about: 10 Effective Ways to Treat Asthma at Home

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