Home Indoor Allergy Treatments: Two Things You Need To Know This Winter

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As winter fast approaches, sufferers of indoor allergies know there will soon be no escape from the allergens that make the indoors unbearable for them sometimes. During the dead of winter, nobody wants to go for a long walk outside to get fresh air and escape those allergy symptoms. Rather than suffer through the long winter in misery, with occasional trips to your allergy doctor for new prescriptions to help stave off the worst of it, you can try some natural home remedies to help alleviate those allergy symptoms. By taking a few small steps to remove allergens from your home and to treat your allergy symptoms naturally, you will get through this upcoming winter feeling better than you ever have before. 

Get Hypoallergenic Casings

Your bedroom is supposed to be your sanctuary. However, when you suffer from indoor allergies, it can actually be the source of many of your allergy-related woes. This is because dust mites (the main cause of your dust allergies) live and thrive in bedding and any fabric surface in your home. 

To help combat this problem, you can purchase and use hypoallergenic casings for your pillows, mattresses, and even your box springs. You can even buy hypoallergenic throw pillows and covers if you have decorative pillows as well.

These casings work by creating a barrier between you and the dust mites that cause your symptoms. They are unable to escape through the protective nylon casing and thus cannot cause you trouble.

Irrigate Your Nasal Passages

When all else fails and your allergy symptoms rear their ugly heads, one means of immediate release is nasal irrigation. Invest in a neti pot or a similar nasal irrigation device.

You will want to flush your passages out with a saline solution. You can either buy this ready-made in the store, or create your own by mixing a teaspoon of salt water into a cup of warm water. Stir the salt into the water until it is completely dissolved.

Once the solution is in your neti pot, tilt your head to the side and pour the solution slowly into one of your nasal passages. Allow the solution to drain out the opposite nostril, and then repeat going in the opposite direction. 

This will flush an allergens trapped in your nasal passages out of your system leaving you feeling refreshed and clear-headed.

By using these two natural home remedies for your indoor allergy symptoms, you will find yourself having your most pleasant winter to date. Winter does not have to be a time in which you suffer because of your indoor allergies as long as you take the necessary steps to eliminate allergens from your home and body. 

See your allergy doctor, like one at Asthma and Allergy Clinic, for further assistance.