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Using Water To Combat Allergies


Using Water To Combat Allergies


Warm weather, flowers in full bloom, long sunny days—what’s not to love about summer? Well, if you’re one who gets seasonal allergies, summer can be a total drag. But it doesn’t have to be. This summer you can find allergy relief in one simple, natural ingredient – water. Check out the following ways H2O can help you say no to those sneezy, stuffy symptoms so you can fully enjoy the beautiful weather outdoors.

Wash Away The Allergens   

One of the simplest ways to help allergies from arising is to rinse off. The debris and particles you bring in from daily activities outside contribute to stirring up the allergies inside the house. Take a shower when you come home to remove any unnecessary allergens that have collected on your skin, hair and clothes.

Rinse Out Sinuses

Clogged sinuses can be one of the biggest annoyances to deal with for those who suffer from seasonal or daily allergies. Nasal irrigation, essentially rinsing out those stuffed-up nasal passages, is a classic, natural allergy remedy. Use a Neti pot to pour a purified water and salt solution through your nasal passage. This technique can help ease sinus pressure by removing mucus within your breathing passages as well as flush out toxins.

Drink More Water

Water can do wonders for the body, especially when it comes to allergies. Consciously make an effort to drink more water when you’re feeling stuffed up. Track water intake to proactively combat negative effects of allergies. It can help to thin mucus within your nasal passages. Hot water in teas and soup can also provide an added benefit because the warmth and steam further loosen and get rid of mucus.

Chill Out With Steam

Steam for allergies can lead you to better breathing when you’re congested. Fill a large bowl with hot water, then place your head over the bowl with a towel covering it to trap the steam. Breathe in deeply to help relieve a stuffy nose.

The Type Of Water Matters

Although you may think all water is created equal, you wouldn’t want to fight those pollutants obstructing your nasal passages with potentially impure water, would you? Culligan can test the water in your home to determine if there are any contaminants in your water. That way you can use cleaner water in your natural allergy relief methods and truly enjoy the great outdoors waiting for you this summer.

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