How to breath easier during allergies

Kako si olakšati disanje u vrijeme alergija

If you are among those who associate the end of summer with sniffling, sneezing and blowing your nose, and with all of the above, difficulty breathing, then you are in the right place. Pollen particles in the air go unnoticed by most people, but not by allergy sufferers. They are invisible, but again extremely powerful in causing symptoms such as irritated and red eyes, feelings of weakness and fatigue, headaches and others. Fortunately, there are various ways to overcome the allergy season when the symptoms themselves cannot be completely avoided.

During periods of high concentration of allergens in the air, it is best to spend time in the apartment or house and keep the windows closed as often as possible , but since this is not a permanent solution, the main ways you can make your breathing easier are as follows.

Steam inhalation (with essential oils)

A method that is often bypassed due to the slightly longer preparation is often actually the best solution in making breathing easier during allergies. If you don't own an electric inhaler, it's always good to know how to inhale the "old-fashioned" way - the way our grandmothers used to do it. Heat 1 liter of water in a large pot until it boils, then put a towel over your head to block the possibility of the surrounding air entering, then lean over the pot and inhale the steam.

Diffuser-essential oils

To further improve breathing, you can add a few drops of essential oil of your choice. Add 1-2 drops to half a liter of water, inhale for up to 1 minute and then add another one to two drops at equal intervals. The total inhalation process should not last longer than 10 minutes, and it is desirable to repeat it several times during the day. It is extremely useful to carry out direct inhalation just before going to bed to facilitate breathing during sleep. In addition to inhalation being great for the patency of the respiratory tract, the water vapor will also have an effect on the easier purification of the skin pores. After steaming, it is best to clean the face immediately, and because of this, it will better absorb the products that you normally apply.

Also, if, in addition to inhalation, you are considering using a diffuser to additionally refresh the space where you often spend time, we definitely recommend that you buy essential oils from proven manufacturers and of high quality. This is especially important during pregnancy, if you have children and/or pets for whom certain oils can be very harmful.

Chamomile tea – a natural antihistamine

The versatility of chamomile tea is well known, and it can also help with allergies. Drinking chamomile tea always has a beneficial effect on our body, and chilled chamomile tea has an additional purpose. And it helps with allergic conjunctivitis - itching and redness of the eyes. Two cotton balls should be slightly soaked in lukewarm chamomile tea, which should then be placed on the eyes and kept for 10 to 15 minutes. In addition to easing allergic problems, it will additionally soothe the skin around the eyes and have a beneficial effect on dark circles, which are a common occurrence in the age of allergies. You can also inhale chamomile tea as described above.


Olive oil helps with sneezing

Frequent and exhausting sneezing can further tire a sleep-deprived body. When staying outdoors, this unstoppable symptom can make socializing with friends and relatives difficult. The way you can make it easier is to spread olive oil on the nostrils and the area around the nostrils. This will reduce the entry of allergens into the nose, and will additionally help relieve dryness and flaking of the nostrils. Since there are periods of abundant runny nose, at the moment when sneezing and mucus secretion are still reduced due to flaking, we suggest making a milder mechanical exfoliation around the nose area and additionally moisturizing with a nourishing cream . Peeling can be repeated up to twice a week, but it is important not to overdo it so as not to further irritate the already sensitive skin.

Wearing a mask and showering regularly

Many have probably noticed that wearing a mask actually helps them prevent direct inhalation of allergic particles, as well as the fact that you breathe best in the shower. After wearing a disposable mask, be sure to replace it with a new one, and wash the reusable ones. The same applies to clothes, because pollen particles can get caught in the fabric, and for this reason, especially in the season of allergies, the clothes should be washed regularly and changed daily. Every time you return home, it is best to immediately take a shower and gently exfoliate the skin, which will additionally help to get rid of allergens caught on the skin.

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