Spring has sprung and so have the allergies! Symptoms of seasonal allergies include sneezing, runny nose, congestion, watery eyes, itchy eyes and nose, and headaches. Depending on which pollens and grasses trigger your allergies, seasonal allergies start in early spring and last until fall. Those allergic to pet dander or mould may experience these symptoms year round if there is ongoing exposure to allergens indoors.
Naturopathic Doctors (ND) can help address your seasonal allergies by
- supporting your histamine clearance pathways
- removing other inflammatory triggers and food sensitivities (see an ND if you’re wondering where to start)
- addressing your foundational digestive and hormonal health using a few targeted supplements and herbs.
Tips for Seasonal Allergies
Prevention is extremely beneficial when it comes to your anti-allergy protocol, it is best to do before symptoms start. Booking your ND appointments in March works best for active prevention decreasing seasonal allergy symptoms is possible once they have started
I recommend a high-quality air filter for your home. You can rotate rooms or keep it in your bedroom to give yourself a break from environmental exposure while you sleep
For some allergy sufferers, a daily rinse of the sinuses can be effective with a neti pot. I recommend using a ceramic pot that is dried well between uses. Drying well is to ensure no secondary mould or bacteria takes up residence and should be done with both neti and ceramic pots. Use distilled, sterile, or previously boiled room-temperature water or a saline solution at home.