Low Cost Remedies for Fall Allergies

Posted on 09/13/2011

There’s plenty to love about fall: colorful leaves, cooler temperatures and the arrival of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. But fall also marks the arrival of seasonal allergies, which strike millions of people. As many as one in five are allergic to ragweed, according to news reports. And if you’re one of the “lucky” ones here are some low cost remedies for fall allergies.

Buy Butterbur - According to EverydayHealth.com, some studies show Butterbur, a member of the daisy family, could combat the leukotrienes and histamines at the source of the allergic reaction. It’s important to talk to your doctor before taking Butterbur, but Swanson Vitamins sells a bottle of 60 capsules for just $3.39.

Track Allergen Counts - The National Allergy Bureau is a reliable source for pollen and mold levels. View the levels in your area so you know when it’s OK to venture outdoors. You can also set up a free personalized email alert account so information comes right to your inbox.

Wear Protection - Prevent pollen from invading your nasal cavities or eyes. Wear a mask and sunglasses while gardening or doing yard work. Avoiding contact as much as possible will reduce your reaction.

Rake Leaves - Wet leaves breed mold. Getting them gathered up quickly before they have a chance to trigger your allergies will help limit your suffering. So start raking and rake often.

Update Air Filters - Staying indoors may be the perfect remedy for fall allergies. Just make sure your air filters are clean. This will ensure they capture mold and pollen before it makes its way inside. This will also help your HVAC to run more efficiently, saving you money over the long run.

Wash Up - Experts at Webmd.com advise washing your hair in the evening. During the day pollen can land in your hair, which can easily be transferred to your pillow case. That will bring you into close continuous contact with the allergens you’re working to avoid. One solution is to wash your hair before bed so you can have better rest with fewer side effects.

By Alison Storm

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Posted on 11.02.11 at 10:40 AM

So true. Hoesnty and everything recognized.

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