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home treatment for allergic rhinitis

Discussion in 'Health Issues' started by tikka, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. tikka

    tikka Gold IL'ite

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    Mine is not seasonal and most definitely related to allergies. We live off a notoriously crowded highway and thankyou very much you half-burnt fuel spewing vehicles I have an inflammed airway.
    What kinda home treatment works for those of you who have an issue with atmospheric allergens? All ears. Tks
     
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    mimur9 IL Hall of Fame

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    thanks for the useful info, will have to try it
     
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    The best treatment for allergic rhinitis is to try and avoid your allergens as much as
    you can.

    How to avoid allergens

    To avoid exposure to outdoor allergens, you can, for instance, take the following precautions:

    • During the pollen season, stay indoors during mid-morning and early evenings or when it is windy outside, as pollen counts in the air are usually higher during these times.

    • Wear a mask while gardening or visiting a dusty place.

    • Try not to hang clothes and towels to dry outside, as pollen and dust tend to stick to them.

    • When you are outside, always wear glasses/sunglasses to protect your eyes and prevent rubbing of eyes; doing so will irritate them and could make your symptoms worse.
    To avoid exposure to indoor allergens, you can for instance, take the following precautions:

    • Try and keep the windows closed.

    • Clean floors with a damp rag or mop, rather than dry-dusting or sweeping.

    • Clean the walls regularly to get rid of patches of moulds (fungus), if any.

    • Wash your blankets, pillow covers and bed sheets in hot water, frequently.

    • Get the carpet and curtains cleaned from time to time.

    • Use mite-proof covers for all your bedding – pillows, mattress, comforters etc. to reduce your exposure to dust mites.

    • Keep the humidity levels in your house as low as possible (you can use a de-humidifier), so that moulds cannot thrive.

    • Clean places such as the bathrooms, kitchens, attics and basements regularly.

    • Make sure your air conditioning unit in your car and home is clean.
    Hope this helps.
     

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