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If you suffer from seasonal allergies,  non-prescription allergy remedies can help keep symptoms under control. Allergies can make your life miserable if not treated, just like a lowered immune system. This guide looks at non-prescription remedies.

What are some at-home allergy remedies that can help ease your discomfort? 

Nothing can make you more uncomfortable than constant allergic reactions. That is why you must minimize exposure to allergy triggers when at home. Other home remedies to prevent allergies from interfering with your daily lifestyle include: 

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  1. Avoid Irritants When Possible
  2. Over-The-Counter Antihistamines
  3. Rinse Your Sinuses
  4. Make Sure Your Indoor Filters Are Changed

1) Avoid Irritants When Possible

Some of the allergens that can trigger an allergic reaction are dust and pollen. Reduce your exposure to the triggers by:

  • Staying indoors during windy days
  • Hiring someone to do lawn mowing and other gardening tasks
  • Putting on a pollen mask when doing outside chores
  • Changing the clothes worn outside when you get back in the house
  • Avoiding outdoor activities when pollen counts are high, such as in the morning

2) Over-The-Counter Antihistamines

Non-prescription allergy medications like oral antihistamines can ease sneezing and itching. You can also take antihistamines when having a runny nose or watery eyes. Examples include cetirizine (Zyrtec Allergy) and loratadine (Claritin, Alavert).

3) Rinse Your Sinuses

Allergy triggers can cause nasal congestion. If that happens, opt for nasal irrigation, which is rinsing the nasal passages with saline solution. Use a neti pot or squeeze bottle to rinse your sinuses. Don’t forget to rinse the rinsing device after every use.

4) Make Sure Your Indoor Filters Are Changed

Too much dust can clog your indoor filters and lower their efficiency. Consider replacing them with HEPA filters to keep the indoor air clean. Also, when cleaning the floor, use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. A dehumidifier is also vital to keep indoor air dry.

If All Else Fails, Go To The Doctor

If each natural remedy mentioned above fails to control your allergic reaction, visit a doctor for further help. The doctor can perform skin and blood tests to determine the allergens that trigger the symptoms. It helps to find the best treatment, like allergy shots.

Pasadena Health Center Can Help

Allergy remedies like over-the-counter medications and preventive measures may fail to ease allergy symptoms. The good news is that health professionals at Pasadena Health Center can help you find the best allergy treatment with no or few side effects.

Contact us today to talk to one of our health experts about your allergic reaction.