If “colds” come on suddenly and occur at the same time each year, it’s possible that you simply have seasonal allergies. Common colds are caused by viruses, while seasonal allergies are your immune system responses triggered by exposure to allergens, for example, a seasonal tree or grass pollens.
Treatment of a typical cold may include rest, pain relievers and over the counter cold remedies, like decongestants. A common cold usually lasts three to 10 days. You can treat seasonal allergies by using antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays, and decongestants. Seasonal allergies may last several weeks.
Allergies tend to accelerate in the Spring, making day to day activities and life in general incredibly uncomfortable. Apple cider vinegar is an incredible natural allergy remedy that may offer relief because it can help reduce mucous production and cleanse your lymphatic system. The best approach is to swallow a tablespoon at a time. For a more palatable option, try adding a tablespoon to a cup of warm water with a little bit of honey.
The runny nose and watery eyes are your body’s way of flushing out any foreign substance from your system. Unfortunately, you can’t simply tell your body that grass and pollen are bad for it. But you’ll be able to help your body learn that the local habitat isn’t deadly.
A great alternative is local honey. Bees create their honey from what’s around their local environment. Therefore, their honey contains small traces of the very pollen that might be making you feel sick. Even though a tablespoon won’t immediately relieve your allergy symptoms, it can naturally help reduce your allergy symptoms over time. Try bee pollen because it contains the natural substances where the bees live. It offers another way to introduce these substances into your system. Because sometimes we all want a touch of variety in our diets, you can sprinkle it on fruit or toss it with a salad, as it offers a small amount of a sweet crunch.
Your nasal passage is an elaborate system of small passageways. For many people, these passageways are crammed with nooks and crannies where dirt and pollen can easily be trapped. Until that foreign substance is expelled, your body will possibly keep trying to flush it from your system. This may mean more mucous (aka a runny nose), coughing, sneezing, and watery eyes. With a neti pot, you’ll be able to use saline to flush your nasal passages and help relieve your allergy symptoms.
In some cases, allergy symptoms are a result of your body’s system being imbalanced. This may cause you to create a more severe reaction to foreign stimuli – like pollen, dust, and grass. Probiotics give your system a boost by introducing beneficial bacteria into your gastrointestinal tract. A great source of probiotics may be found in fermented foods, like kimchi. Kombucha is another great source of probiotics. Both make yummy additions to just about any meal!
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! The side effects of being dehydrated are immense. It can cause you to be moody, make you hungrier, and make it harder to slim down. It can cause headaches, breakouts, and bloating and, accelerate any allergy symptoms you’re experiencing. In short, being dehydrated is bad for your health. The more water you drink, the healthier you’re you’ll feel.