Perfect timing for this article. With my son and I going to GA in two weeks, my concern is the different temperatures as well as pollen. Although I lived there for more than 15 years, I have been here in CA for almost 6 years.
Thank you for the helpful article! There are points I can use right away to help me.
6/17/2013 7:27:58 AM
While cycling in the spring I have some pretty strong allergy symptoms - so as soon as I come home I change out of cycling clothes in the basement and shower immediately. I also use a netti pot and eye wash. Seems to help as much as allergy pills without the adverse reactions.
2/21/2013 12:59:48 PM
Thanks for this article! My son has some pretty severe allergies and last spring we had to take him to a place for allergy specialty care in Orlando. They were really great to work with and even though it was scary they were very kind and calming while my son was having a reaction. Thanks for the tips! http://www.allergycfl.com/
I found that for my recently-acquired summer allergies (have had them for the last few years), eating local honey really helps. I once read it in a natural health book; then went to a local honey farm and made sure that the bees collected pollen from local vegetation. I bought some honey and had a couple tea spoons in my tea (and sometimes plain, because I love it churned). In about a week, my allergies had completely disappeared. I couldn't even fly a kite in a field before because I would just swell up and sneeze all over. I haven't had an allergic reaction to pollen ever since.
12/7/2008 1:46:39 PM
Wow, some suggestions I never thought of.
Anyway, Ihave to second NYKATHY's advice for usig a Neti Pot. It was a *HUGE* help for me. Rinsing allergins out of my sinuses on a daily basis really reduced my allergy symptoms. I found salt water to work far more than nasal steroids for keeping my sinuses clear and free of infections. Our OB/GYN said that antibiotics work poorly for sinus infections because there is very little blood flow to them. He usually isn't supportive of alternative medicine but this is one thing he recomends.
Great Article!! I have a couple of other things that I do to pass along. I use a Neti Pot every day and no more post nasal drip or sinus problems. Also, living in NY during the winter when the house is closed up for months. Once a month I will open up a window in each room for 15 to 20 minutes to change the air quality. I usually do this in the afternoon when the sun is out and it's warmer for the winter at least. I turn my heat off for that time so it doesn't run. I am healthier during the winters since I started doing this.
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