Nothing breaks a mom’s heart like a sick child. Try these home remedies when your child (or you) start complaining about allergies.
1. Saline Solution
Mixing saline solution with water can help soothe chest allergies. Bend over a sink and sniff a bit of solution into one nostril at a time, allowing it to drain back out through the nose or mouth; do this once or twice a day.
While walking around outside a little during the day may not seem like much, pollen will stick to you whether you’re outside for 5 minutes or 5 hours. After a long day, take a shower to rinse off the pollen. This makes a huge difference! If you are feeling the allergies at work, wash your hands and rinse off your face to get rid of the pollen temporarily. Washing your pet can also help reduce the amount of pollen around.
3. Know the Count
If pollen count is extremely high on a certain day, consider spending as little time outside as possible. Save the outdoor waterfall hike for a less smoggy day and you’ll be relieved you did.
4. Sunglass Protection
On windy days, wear sunglasses (the bigger the better) to help protect yourself from itchy eyes.
5. Peppermint Tea
Too much mucous? The essential oils in peppermint tea can do wonders! Give it a try and see for yourself.
Ideas adapted from TLC Family!