Natural remedies against hay fever

Hay fever is an allergic inflammation of the nasal passages. It mainly occurs in the fall and autumn when there is a lot of pollen and dust present. When this is inhaled by people with a sensitive immune system, hay fever can develop. The symptoms are sneezing, stuffy nose, runny nose, watery eyes, etc. Fortunately, there are many natural remedies for hay fever available.

Hay fever symptoms

  • To sneeze
  • Running nose
  • Stuffy nose
  • Clogged ears
  • Watery eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Itchy nose, ears, eyes, skin and/or pharynx
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia

 

Natural remedies against hay fever

Most hay fever patients take medication as soon as autumn begins. However, taking medication is not necessary to treat hay fever. Natural remedies have no side effects on your health and make the symptoms of hay fever disappear in just a few days. If symptoms persist despite applying these natural tips, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Chamomile

Chamomile is one of the best natural remedies to treat hay fever. Drinking at least three cups of chamomile tea per day is in many cases sufficient to prevent hay fever and make the symptoms of hay fever disappear. In addition to chamomile tea, you can also use chamomile oil. You can massage this oil into the skin, but you can also use it to inhale.

Gargle with salt water

Put two tablespoons of salt in a glass of water and use this remedy to gargle. This is ideal for soothing a sore throat caused by hay fever.

Eucalyptus

Hold your head over a bowl of boiling water to which you have added a few drops of eucalyptus oil. This reduces hay fever symptoms.

Prevent hay fever

Balanced diet

A healthy immune system will go a long way in your fight against hay fever. A healthy, balanced diet is therefore essential. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and opt for quality proteins. It is better to avoid sugar, salt, flour and dairy products. Drink at least one and a half liters of water and herbal tea per day.

More pollen in the air

There are significantly more pollen in the air in both the early morning and late evening. Try not to go outside during these periods and keep the windows and doors closed as much as possible at these times.

Avoid smoking and smokers

Stop smoking and stay away from smoky areas as much as possible. Cigarette smoke can cause an allergic reaction and will worsen the symptoms of hay fever in almost all cases.

Dust

Dust can also cause allergies and make hay fever symptoms worse. Your home must therefore be perfectly cleaned at all times. The air conditioning system also needs to be cleaned regularly.

Pets

Pets can also bring in pollen and cause hay fever. Brushing and bathing your pets several times a week can prevent many problems. However, it is a myth that allergy sufferers cannot live with pets. Good hygiene goes a long way.

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