I love flowers, but for seasonal allergy sufferers it often spells the beginning of several weeks/months of suffering

Here are some practical ways which i share with you that might help:

🔹wear sunglasses (they help block out pollen entering your eyes)

🔹shower after you get in and know you wont be stepping out for the day

🔹nasal irrigation after you get in - basically this washes out all the pollen sitting in your nose. I use neilmed sinus rinse for my son. (These 3 steps help remove a lot of the allergens you pick up during the day that continue to trigger reactions even when you are home)

🔹use HEPA filters

🔹wash bedsheets more frequently

🔹dont dry your clothes outside

🔹eat foods that contain natural antihistamines: my favorites are: onions, cabbage, apples, fennel, watercress

🔹eat anti-inflammatory foods: spices like turmeric, garlic, ginger, and herbs like nettle and thyme help to fight the inflammation in your body caused by allergies. Fruits and vegetables in general are great and you should include lots of plants in your diet and try to reduce sugar which causes inflammation.

🔹studies have found that dairy can thicken nasal secretions so dairy elimination Might help with congestion (consult a dietician to make sure you dont miss out crucial nutrients if you do elimination diets)

🔹stay hydrated - this again can help to thin nasal secretions and relieve congestion