Dr Oz: Allergy Remedies
Are you tired of allergy season? Springtime may be drawing to an end, however, you may still have allergy symptoms. But how do you get rid of the sneezing, coughing and watery eyes? On today’s show, Doctor Oz was joined by allergist, Clifford Bassett to show you allergy remedies to ease your symptoms, like a Cayenne Pepper Horseradish Nose Spray and Hypoallergenic Bedding.
Clifford says that some of the things you may be doing to help with your allergies may only be making it worse. Some of the biggest mistakes include using OTC products that are not for your symptoms. Some medications, like nasal sprays, can actually make your symptoms worse. Clifford suggested going to an allergist for a full treatment program. Allergists are able to prescribe medication designed specifically for your needs.
Pollen Allergies are Worse on Windy Days
Clifford says to do a pollen check for allergy relief. On windy days, pollen is blown around early in the mornings, so it may be best you stay in for the morning. Do your outside workout in the afternoon or early evening, when pollen counts are lower.
Allergies Caused by Apples, Pears & Hazelnut Coffee
Clifford says fruits, (like apples and pears), and vegetables can aggravate allergies and may cause itchiness of the mouth and throat because it cross-reacts with the pollen in the air. Try peeling or cooking the fruit during allergy season.
Hazelnut coffee is related to tree pollen and if you’re allergic to tree pollen, this coffee may cause some aggravation.
Irrigate Eyes for Allergy Relief
Clifford says that 90% of the women who come to his office use some type of concealer to hide the puffiness under the eyes. Get treated instead of covering up the issue. Try gently wiping the eyelids to remove pollen.
Dr Oz: Merv Rating for Allergies
Clifford says to know your Merv (Minimum Efficiency Report Value) rating for allergy relief. Look for a merv rating of 11-12.
More allergy season remedies include;
Dr Oz: Cayenne Pepper Nasal Spray
Combine cayenne pepper and horseradish. (Sounds harsh, but it works!) Dr Oz says you’ll feel a burning at first, but that’s just the nose spray working.
Cool Compress for Allergies
Keep a cool compress in the fridge and place onto your eyes at the onset of swelling. This helps to get rid of any inflammation.
Dr Oz: Hypoallergenic Bedding
Did you know that changing your bedding can actually help you with allergies? Doctor Oz says to purchase hypoallergenic pillows, mattresses and sheets to help get rid of allergens.