A Dozen Natural Ways to Manage Your Allergies

Itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, wheezing, hives… over 50 million Americans know the miseries of allergies all too well. If you are one of the afflicted, over-the-counter remediesor prescription drugs and allergy shots may not bring you much relief.

BY: Jo Ann LeQuang

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Itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, wheezing, hives… over 50 million Americans know the miseries of allergies all too well. If you are one of the afflicted, over-the-counter remediesor prescription drugs and allergy shots may not bring you much relief. About a third of all allergy sufferers believe that medications (a) don’t help and (b) cause side effects, like dry mouth or drowsiness. Is there no relief? Actually, there are many natural ways to help tame your allergies.

You must first know approximately what causes your allergies. Is it an airborne allergy, like pollen or mold spores? Or are you allergies to animal dander or certain foods?

12 natural treatments you can use to manage your allergies.

1. The first tip is what doctors call “avoidance therapy.” It means you know what sets off your allergies and you avoid it! If you suffer from airborne allergies, close your windows and crank up the air conditioning. Minimize outdoor activities. You may have to relocate your pets if you’re allergic to animal dander. Carpeting and drapes can attract dust, so some allergy sufferers may change décor to hardwood floors and plantation shutters. If you’re allergic to certain foods, don’t eat them and, if possible, don’t even let them in the house.

2. If you have an airborne allergy, don’t ride in a car with the window open. Run the air-conditioner.

3. Investigate air filters for your home. There are

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