Allergy Season Hacks: Four Natural Ways to Beat Spring Allergies

Allergy season

With spring settling in and the trees, grass and plants in most parts of North America rapidly putting on leaves and beginning to flower, allergy season is nearly upon us. While spring can be one of the most beautiful and enjoyable times of the year for many of us, it can also bring with it severe allergic reactions that keep us from enjoying it to the  fullest. Allergy season comes every year, and every year many of us feel that we need to choose between suffering from our spring allergies and taking medications that make us drowsy and tired almost all day. However, there are several all-natural ways to stay ahead of your spring allergies without needing to rely quite so heavily on allergy medications. Here are four of the best natural allergy season hacks to keep you congestion-free and enjoying the springtime.


 Get the Right Nutrition


We all know that proper nutrition is hugely important for good overall health, but did you know that making just a few simple nutritional adjustments can help to prevent allergic reactions and limit their severity when they do occur? For instance, studies have shown that people with high trans oleic acid levels are more likely to experience spring allergies. This acid is found primarily in red meat and dairy products, so making a switch to fish and chicken and limiting your dairy intake during allergy season is a good way to reduce your exposure. Speaking of fish, studies have also found that omega-3 fatty acids, the primary ingredient in fish oil, can help to reduce and prevent allergic reactions. If you like fish and dislike allergy season, your nutrition can easily work in your favor. If you don’t particularly like the taste of fish, that’s OK as well. Just take a fish oil pill on a regular basis, and you can get the full nutritional benefit of omega-3s without having to eat any fish.


 Clean your Air


Using a high-quality air purifier has so many natural health benefits that we won’t bother to explore all of them here. To keep it brief, using a HEPA air purifier in your home can reduce your exposure to airborne allergens,  such as pollen, by as much as 99.97 percent! If it’s within your price range, an air purifier large enough to cover your entire home or a series of smaller air purifiers to cleanse the air in each room is recommended. However, if you’re on a tight budget, don’t fret. You can buy a single portable air purifier, keep it in your bedroom at night and move it into your primary living area during the rest of the day. This will ensure that you sleep easy at night but keep you protected during the day as well. Of course, we at US Air Purifiers specialize in the use of air purification systems to promote natural health. Here are a few of our top recommendations for air purifiers to use during allergy season:



All of these excellent portable air purifiers will help to keep the air in your home naturally allergen-free. In addition, using an air purifier can help to keep out other major contaminants that can be dangerous to your health.


  Keep a Change of Clothes Ready During Allergy Season


Spring allergies are caused almost entirely by pollen produced by plants outside. When you come home, even if you are just walking from your car to your front door, you are exposing yourself to airborne pollen and bringing it home with you on your shoes and clothing. For this reason, it can be helpful to have a change of clothes ready to go for when you come home so that you can get out of possibly pollen-covered clothing as quickly as possible. This is especially important if you are spending large quantities of time outside (going for a jog, for example). If you are very susceptible to allergies, this same principle can be carried one step farther by taking a bath or shower as soon as you get home. This prevents pollen on your hair or skin from sticking with you for the rest of the day and night.


 Keep Your Windows Closed During the Day


As we’ve already discussed, airborne pollen is the largest contributor to spring allergies. However, it’s easy for a house to get stuffy when you can’t open the windows. The best solution to this is to keep your windows open only at night, when pollen levels are statistically at their lowest. Ideally, you should only open your windows once the sun has set and close them up again before the sun rises. Even if you do open up your house at night, it is best to keep your bedroom windows shut so as to prevent pollen exposure in your sleep.




Implementing these simple tips can help to reduce your allergic reactions during the coming allergy season. Of course, if your allergies do get too severe, it is still best to take some type of medication to relieve your symptoms. However, by using natural solutions such as these to treat your allergy symptoms and prevent exposure to allergens, you should be able to greatly limit your dependence on allergy medications.


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