Breathe Easy: Proven Ways to Treat Allergies & Other Sinus Troubles
Allergies are a nuisance. Whether you have seasonal allergies or year-round allergies, sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes are aggravating. Often people reach for over-the-counter remedies to treat chronic allergies. But this isn’t always an ideal solution. Especially if your allergies are a constant problem.
You may prefer to treat your chronic allergies with more natural treatments. Let’s talk about what you can do to ease the symptoms of your allergies using lifestyle changes and other treatments.
Lifestyle changes to treat allergies:
1. Avoid the allergens triggering your allergy symptoms.
Yes, this seems like a simple step. But depending on what triggers you, it may take a bit of work on your part to avoid the allergens.
If you’re allergic to pollen, have an app on your phone that tells you the daily pollen count and stay inside when it’s high. And keep your windows closed.
2. Use air purifiers to remove allergens from the air.
Air purifiers can help remove pollen and other allergens that are in your home. Depending on the size of your home, the number of people in your household, and your budget, you will probably need more than 1 air purifier.
Ideally, you’d have an air purifier in each room of the house. But 1 big purifier for your living room/kitchen area and 1 for your bedroom is a good setup.
You may also want to look at dust mite pillow cases and mattress covers if dust mites are an allergy trigger.
3. Wash your bedding frequently in hot water.
This ensures that any allergens hiding in your sheets get washed away. Every 2 weeks should be a good frequency. But do it more often if you’re still having issues.
4. Regularly clean your home.
Keeping up on dusting and vacuuming can help reduce the number of dust mites and other allergens in your home’s air. It can be helpful to have a vacuum with a HEPA filter for a high rate of capture of allergens (giving you the peace of mind it’s not blowing back into the air).
Alternative allergy treatments:
It’s essentially an allergy shot. A small amount of an allergen is injected under your skin to help desensitize your immune system to the allergen over time. And hopefully, reduce the severity of your reaction as well.
Try nasal rinses
Nasal rinses are great for helping to flush out your nasal passages with saline solution to remove irritants and allergens. Over time, this can help reduce inflammation, improve airflow, reduce the severity of allergy symptoms, and reduce the need for medications.
You can use a neti pot, squeeze bottle, or other nasal irrigation devices. There are also special nasal rinse formulas you can add to the water to help boost the rinsing benefits.
Try alternative treatments
Treatments like acupuncture, herbal remedies, and homeopathy can all help bring relief to your chronic allergies.
With specially curated, wild-grown herbs, the Sinus + Allergy Formula will calm your sinuses and upper respiratory system.
Dr. Ryland designed his liquid herbal formula to help your nasal and sinus tissues by decreasing inflammation, loosening/eliminating mucus, and decreasing nasal/sinus mucus production.
Dr. Rydland’s Sinus and Allergy Formula can be used for*:
- Respiratory allergies
- Sinus headaches
- Asthma (along with Respiratory Cough Formula)
- Before air travel
(*These herbs have traditionally been used for their effects on sinus and nasal tissue and the causes of seasonal and environmental allergies.)