Allergy Prevention Tips

Avoiding Discomforting Flare Ups




When pollen counts and other allergy risks are high, these prevention tips can help. Avoid using lipstick, perfume or any scented product that may irritate eyes; get plenty of rest, when the body replenishes natural cortisone, its own anti-inflammatory; avoid iced beverages and instead drink lots of warm liquids to stimulate nasal cilia, especially hot green tea, because it’s high in antioxidants that can help reduce allergy symptoms; blow the nose gently, so as not to force mucus into healthy sinuses and ear canals; and keep a sweater or jacket handy to avoid getting chilled, which can contribute to allergy flare-ups.

 

Source: Dr. Murray Grossan, consulting physician, department of otolaryngology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles

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