Nasal Allergies

Written by Norene Anderson
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Nasal allergies are irritating, disruptive, and potentially infectious. It is sometimes difficult to determine if the drips are a result of a cold virus or an allergic reaction. If it is a cold, it will generally get better after a few days as the virus runs its course. If it is allergy related, it will most likely only get worse without some type of intervention.

It does not take long for the nose to become a red ball of fire with the irritation from nasal drip and sneezing. Nasal allergies can be a result of a variety of allergens. The most common is pollen in the spring and mold or late-blooming plants in the fall. Summer is plagued with irritants such as grass, dust, and many other pollutants. An allergy to grass may keep you from having to mow the lawn, but it can also mess up a good time at the park or on a picnic.

Reduce Response to Nasal Allergies

Some measures you can take will reduce the ill effects of nasal allergies. You can use a natural nasal rinse to keep the passageway clear of unwanted pollutants. It is important to keep the mucous membranes within the nasal passages moist and healthy. This allows the air to flow freely. It is cleansed of toxins before it is inhaled into the lungs. The healthier the air, the healthier the body will be.

Many preventive methods are used to keep allergic response to a minimum. Some include medications to suppress the histamine reaction. Other methods include medication to keep the passages moist. Good nasal and sinus hygiene is important in preventing or controlling the severity of the allergic response.

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