Hay fever doesn’t have to ruin your summer. Pollen allergies cause a runny nose and itchy eyes. However, there are a few natural remedies that you can use to enjoy your summer days. If your allergies are severe, don’t hesitate to check in with your doctor. Although adults might prefer staying inside, most kids don’t feel the same. Those home remedies are children-friendly, so use them without stress.
Homemade honey is the best natural remedy for alleviating allergy symptoms. For the best results, use local honey. If the honey is processed, it may not have the same results. The honey derived from manuka is the best option. Not to say, honey is liked by most kids due to its sweet taste. Calm the hay fever with one teaspoon of honey every morning. Honey is not suitable for kids under one year.
Take a shower every night
By taking showers, you get rid of the pollen on your body. Managing pollen exposure is one of the best methods to prevent hay fever symptoms. A night shower can save you from all the pollen that can get everywhere. Also, make sure you wash your clothes regularly. I would advise not wearing the same clothes if you had contact with grass.
Clean the pollen away keeps the hay fever at bay
You can either keep your windows closed during the whole summer or simply clean the dust more often. As I already mentioned above, pollen can get anywhere. However, wiping the dust with a moistened tissue will save you from tears (literally). Avoid using a cloth to get rid of the dust as it will transfer the pollen to other places. Try cleaning your house regularly and pay closer attention to windowsills.
Another natural remedy to calm hay fever allergies is by drinking herbal teas. For example, chamomile and nettle tea alleviate the allergies and help clear the nose if hot. However, you can use any tea with antioxidants and antihistamines properties.
Garlic and onion
Garlic and onion is the best mixture to use against hay fever allergies. Both can easily be part of your family’s diet and can be used in many dishes.