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With early summer allergies on the rise, lots of folks are looking for a summer allergy sinus solution to clear up the sinuses and get breathing again. So once you begin to notice mucus is starting to build up in your sinuses, consider a simple method called “nasal irrigation.” Some of our readers know this, but its always good to have a reminder when the seasons change. It’s usually enough to deliver much-needed relief and in many cases the relief is rapid.
Our Natural Filtering System
First, it’s important to understand that your nostrils are a necessary filtering system. Our filtering system removes smoke, dust, and other irritants. However, they also warm and humidify the air you breathe. When your nostrils start to become irritated or “blocked” and you begin to breathe through the mouth, you put a lot of unnecessary stress on both your bronchial tubes as well as your lungs. Try this procedure for an early summer allergy solution.
Proper Sinus Irrigation
OK, To irrigate your nostrils, dissolve one teaspoon of salt in 16 oz of warm water. A small amount of this can be placed in a small plastic inhaler jar and gently used as you would any inhaling mist to clear the nostrils. Summer allergies affect so many people and this irrigation method will definitely give you some sinus relief.
If you have an inhaler, pour the entire 16 ounces of mixture into a fairly wide bowl. While bending forward, block one of your nostrils and set another below the water surface in the bowl. Very carefully, take the water into the nostril until it’s possible to taste the salty solution in the back of your throat. Once your can taste it… blow it back out. (the fun part, right?) Repeat this process a few times with both nostrils for great sinus pressure relief or early summer allergy sinus solution.
In addition , you might try some horseradish. I use it all the time in combination with nasal irrigation.
Natural Summer Allergy Solution
So before you go to the pharmacy to pick up your favorite nasal spray, give this a try. If you’re like me every time you use the over the counter stuff like Afrin, you get rebound addition or whatever its called from using too much. Truth is, sometimes I feel worse from using the over the counter spray than I do from the allergy.
Anyone else have any off-the-grid summer allergy solutions?