Unfortunately, allergies can develop at any age and period, even completely unexpectedly. If you notice any of the following symptoms, you may need to have an allergy test:
• Itchy, tearing, burning eyes
• Difficulty breathing, wheezing, asthmatic symptoms
• Itching in the back of the throat, on the palate, in extreme cases anaphylaxis
• Nettle rash, dry, itchy skin
And if you are allergic and the spring season is a torture full of tears and sniffs for you too, then follow these simple, practical tips.
1. Take probiotics
Probiotics are so-called good bacteria which restore the intestinal flora and are effective in supporting the immune system. If they manage to settle on the intestinal wall, your body’s balance will be restored, and your immune system won’t “overdo” either.
To prevent allergies, it is advisable to take probiotics, especially those containing Lactobacillus paracasei, for a longer period of time, even for months.
2. Drink nettle tea
Nettle has a blood cleansing and anti-inflammatory effect, which is why it acts as a natural antihistamine. You can do a lot for your health already by drinking two cups of nettle tea a day, but it is worth consuming it as a cure in the long run, even for 2-3 months, to have the full effect. However, it is not worth doing it for a longer period, because the body needs a rest.
3. Taking the right amount of vitamin C is important
Surely you also know how effectively vitamin C supports the immune system. However, if you are allergic, you may want to take some extra amount and consume at least 2,000 milligrams of it a day. That is enough to boost your immune system and reduce the inflammation in your body.
4. Regular exercise is important
It’s not easy to run on the tartan track struggling with tears and nasal congestion, but even after two times a week you can already feel the positive effects, plus a light 20-minute exercise is also sufficient. This is because sports increase blood formation and reduce inflammation.
5. Inhaler instead of a nasal spray
It is very unpleasant when your nose is so clogged that you can barely breathe, and at night you just keep turning sleeplessly. A good solution for this can be the inhaler which allows the salt to be applied to the nasal mucosa effectively and quickly.
As salt is one of the most natural antihistamines, it eliminates nasal congestion and cleanses the airways. If you are struggling with a dry cough or wheezing, it is worth using a mouth inhaler as it will disinfect your throat and cleanse your lungs.
Do you have good practices for allergies? Share them with us!