skip to Main Content

Home Remedies for Allergy Symptoms

As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, allergy symptoms start up again for many people due to the increased pollen production. Other allergens can include dust mites, pet dander, and mold spores. Common symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, congestion, rhinitis, and itchy eyes. 

If you find yourself miserable each spring and summer, keep reading to learn about home remedies that can relieve your allergy symptoms. If you experience recurring or persistent sinus congestion, it is important to determine if the cause is sinusitis or allergies

Neti Pot

These may look complicated, but they’re very simple to use and a great tool to clear out your nasal cavities. It’s important to use boiled or distilled water, never from the tap. Combine 1 cup of purified warm water with half of a teaspoon of salt in the neti pot, making sure the salt is completely dissolved. While leaning over a sink, tilt your head to one side and pour the solution in one nostril until it goes out the other. Repeat on the other side. 

HEPA Filter

High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters help those with allergy symptoms by trapping allergen particles from the air indoors, such as dust, pollen, mold, and dander. Portable devices are available, but HEPA filters are most effective when incorporated into the home’s ventilation. HEPA filters should only be used once and replaced every 3-6 months. 

Steaming & Aromatherapy

Steaming is a great way to open up your nasal passages quickly and easily. Fill a cup or bowl with boiling water and drape a towel over your head to create a tent. Letting the steam cover your face, inhale deeply through your nose for 5 to 10 minutes. Add a few drops of essential oil for an extra boost. Studies show that certain essential oils can relieve respiratory tract symptoms, notably tea tree, eucalyptus, peppermint, and oregano. 

Hot Tea with Honey 

Similar to how steaming relieves congestion, sipping on hot tea also helps. Since the liquid in tea is entirely water, it hydrates you and thins the mucus, while certain herbal combinations provide relief. Eating local honey produced by bees in your region may help relieve allergies. Bees transfer some pollen into the honey, so by eating a little bit every day you can gradually build a natural immunity to that pollen. Although more research is needed to confirm eating honey to build an immune response, honey also has antibacterial properties and is a natural decongestant, so adding it to your diet is beneficial. 

It’s important to determine what is causing your allergies so you can start treating them properly for long-term relief. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Marc Dean today!

Make an Appointment
Call Us to Schedule an Appointment: (817) 332-4060
Back To Top