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Home Remedies For Allergies

April 30th, 2012 Healthy Living

If you suffer from allergies, you likely know all too well how quickly they can put an end to enjoying a beautiful spring or summer day. Unfortunately, many medications either make us drowsy or don't work as well as we'd like them to. Luckily, relief could be just within reach! Here are a few remedies you can try at home before heading to the pharmacy for a prescription refill, courtesy of TLC.

One of the best ways you can alleviate your allergy symptoms is to shower frequently. After you've been outside for any appreciable length of time, turn on the water and rinse yourself off. This will help remove allergens from your hair and skin. When you get out, change into a new set of clothing - allergens may also linger on your old outfit, so be sure to wash it in hot water before putting it on again.

A cup of hot tea might not remove any allergens, but it can do wonders when you're stuffed up and can barely breathe. Peppermint tea in particular can provide incredible relief - the hot water combines with the leaves to create a natural decongestant, which can make things much easier on you.

Wasabi is another excellent choice, though horseradish will also work. Incorporate either of these into your diet when your allergies start to act up - both contain chemicals that naturally promote the flow of mucus. Plus, the spice will kick your sinuses into overdrive, which can help clear you up.

Allergies are an unfortunate fact of spring and summer for many of us. However, with a few simple tricks, relief could be just on the horizon!