There’s pollen in the air! Tips to manage allergies.

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It’s that time of year again…. Allergy season is upon us and it’s coming in with full force. In Delray Beach, we are currently at a moderate to high level of pollens which include tree(s) and grass. The mangoes and oaks are pollenating amongst other things and with the numerous windy days we’ve had lately, it’s triggering those of us affected by pollen and allergies.

Helpful tips to manage allergies include:

  • Shower after being outdoors
  • Minimize indoor pollen by keeping windows and doors closed and utilizing air purifiers throughout your home. This is in addition to your A/C filters. Both need to be changed and/or cleaned frequently over the next few months.
  • Be mindful of the weather and aggravating conditions outside which trigger allergy symptoms.
  • Stock up on allergy relief products to help move through the season with less negative affects. These include: saline sprays or nasal flushes, locally produce honey, probiotics, bromelain enzymes and oral arnica homeopathic to reduce inflammation, chiropractic adjustments in the neck and upper back, acupuncture and acupressure treatments, quercetin and Vitamin C to reduce histamine levels and peppermint, eucalyptus and frankincense essential oils which a few drops can be placed in steaming water, inhale the steam and that will open clogged nasal passages and open up airways in the lungs.
  • Lastly, stay hydrated. Runny noses will dehydrate you and lower your ability to flush out these allergens in your system.

Pets suffer too. Arnica pellets are safe and effective at reducing inflammation in pets. A few pellets 20 minutes before food and water 1-2x/day help reduce nasal congestion in dogs and cats. Bathing pets feet and wiping down their coats will also help minimize pollen brought into the house. Washing pets too often with soap can dry their coats and skin but using warm water can help wash away pollen and allergens from their coats.

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