Start Taking Medication for Allergies Now
Allergy medication often works best when it’s taken before your allergies start to flare up. Several over-the-counter options such as pills or nasal sprays provide relief quickly when taken consistently. Check with your healthcare provider if you’re unsure which medication type could be best for you.
If you suffer from severe asthma, don’t wait to schedule your next Nucala, Xolair or Fasenra injection at one of our many convenient locations until the pollen count is completely out of hand. If pollen is one of your triggers, take precautions during the spring season. Limit your time outside on days with high pollen counts and severe weather, shower after exposure to pollen and do not drive with your car windows down.
Try a Neti Pot
If you haven’t yet tried a neti pot, there’s no time like the present. This device, available at most drugstores, helps flush irritants and allergens out your sinuses — which could be helpful to use once your allergies are already in full attack mode. It’s recommended to use distilled water or a saline solution for best results.
Give Herbal Remedies a Shot
Assuming you don’t have any contraindications, natural remedies like quercetin and nettle leaf might help reduce allergy symptoms. Nettle leaf reduces the body’s ability to produce histamine, and quercetin helps reduce inflammation. Start taking these pre-emptively along with your allergy medication if you get the go-ahead from your healthcare provider.
Invest in Your Gut Health with Probiotics
Probiotics play an important role in supporting your overall health. Whether you get probiotics from yogurt, kombucha or via a supplement, there’s basically no downside to probiotics. Your gut is where your immune system gets its strength, so making sure it’s as healthy as can be will help your allergies in turn.