Spring is finally here, but with it comes those pesky yet inevitable spring allergies, also known as hay fever. If you're prone to suffering from the symptoms associated with springtime allergies, you should know that you don't have to suffer in silence. In addition to seeking traditional treatments at an immediate care center, there are also a number of options involving natural remedies that can provide relief as well. Here are just a few natural treatment options to try if you're suffering from spring allergies.
Raw Honey (Bee Pollen)
This unique treatment method may sound strange, but studies have shown that consuming just one tablespoon of locally harvested raw honey can help to ward off some of the spring allergy symptoms that typically bother the sinuses. This is actually an ancient remedy, and it mainly works because honey contains bee pollen, which is thought to treat and prevent infections and allergies in addition to boosting the immune system. It's one of nature's best medicines!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has been used as a natural treatment method for a number of ailments, but it's also considered a viable technique to treat some of the symptoms associated with springtime allergies and hay fever.
"Drinking a glass of water with a teaspoon of ACV and some fresh lemon juice is one of the best ways to wake up every morning. At the first sign of an allergy attack, put one teaspoon of ACV in your neti pot solution for a natural 'sinus flush,'" writes Dr. Axe.
Finally, eucalyptus oil and other essential oils have been used as natural solutions for many symptoms, but studies have shown that eucalyptus oil, in particular, can be extremely effective when it comes to treating the symptoms associated with spring allergies. There are a number of ways to use eucalyptus oil: you can put it in a diffuser, a neti pot, or even add about 25 drops into your laundry for an extra allergy-fighting boost.
In addition to trying these remedies, you should still remember to stay alert for signs of an allergy attack. More than 70% of ER visits involving patients with consumer-sponsored insurance coverage are for non-emergency or preventable conditions, but it's essential to seek treatment at immediate care if you're having difficulty breathing. For more information about urgent care locations, contact LegacyER.
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