Allergy season is in full swing, and if you’re like the millions of Americans who suffer from allergies, you’re likely on the hunt for the best seasonal allergy relief.
Itchy and watery eyes, a running nose, and a foggy mind can make even the most mundane daily taste hard to get through. But before you reach for a popular over-the-counter solution, you may want to consider some of the natural seasonal allergy relief solutions.
The Problem with OTC Allergy Medications
For some allergy sufferers, prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medicine is the most common source of relief. However, if you are plagued by seasonal symptoms, you may want to consider some alternatives before you surrender to pharmaceutical antihistamines.
Aside from the fact that some allergy medication can be quite expensive over time, antihistamines can cause additional issues, mainly when used regularly.
Here are some things to consider:
Most allergy medications just mask the problem.
Unlike colds, allergies do not “run their course.” Instead, they are in it for the long haul, making more people reliant upon antihistamines to treat the problem. Since chronic allergy sufferers are forced to take allergy pills every day during the height of allergy season, the pursuit to “feel better” can lead to dependency on medications.
Over time, that can lead to increased tolerance, which means you may find your medication is less effective, and you’ll be forced to choose a new one, only to start the cycle over again.
The side effects can be brutal
Allergy medication is frequently known to cause a wide range of side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and even confusion. Though some people are lucky enough to avoid these side effects, many others have to choose between dealing with their symptoms or a foggy and tired mind.
Sadly, recent research suggests that some common allergy medications can leave users with much more severe side effects. That’s the case with Diphenhydramine, more commonly known as Benadryl, which has been linked to an increased risk for dementia.
Other popular allergy medications that include decongestants, like Claritin-D and Allegra-D, can increase blood pressure and heart rate, making them a potentially dangerous choice for those suffering from heart disease or related issues.
Natural allergy relief
For so long, many allergy sufferers assumed the only real solution was to rely on traditional allergy medication. Alternative, natural remedies were downplayed.
There are several natural allergy remedies available to those who seek them out. For instance, many experts recommend ingesting local honey, purchasing an air purifier, or using a neti pot to clear your sinuses. Colloidal silver can be a useful ingredient in your pursuit of easy breathing.
Considering silver to control your allergies this season? Here are two of our top choices for allergy control.
TRU47 Allergy Relief Inhaler
Non-drowsy, natural relief from seasonal allergies is just one deep inhalation away with our TRU47 Allergy Relief nasal inhaler. Crafted with colloidal silver and our proprietary blend of 100% Pure Organic Essential Oils - this inhaler can provide relief after 1 - 2 inhalations in each nostril. It also includes Himalayan sea salts, which also aids in sinus support to help you breathe easier.
This inhaler offers an effective, natural defense against allergies that you can easily and discreetly carry in your purse, bookbag, or car for on-the-go relief. In addition, children ages three and older can safely use the Allergy Relief inhaler. It’s perfect for families who are hesitant about giving their children OTC allergy relief medication.
TRU47 Silver Masks for Allergy Relief
We’ve learned a lot about the effectiveness of masks over the last year. They can create a valuable and effective barrier between us and dangerous germs and viruses, including COVID 19, and as studies suggest, the flu and common cold.
However, masks can do more than protect you from colds and viruses. New studies are emerging showing the connection between mask use and the reduction of inhaled airborne air allergens, like those most closely associated with seasonal allergies, i.e., pollen.
In short, masks can potentially reduce allergic reactions and symptoms, making it easier to navigate what may otherwise be a season of sneezing and itchy, runny, and stuffy noses.
Will any mask work? Masks, by nature, can reduce the inhalation of foreign particles, but as we now know, not all masks are created equally. Cloth masks may help reduce particle inhalation, but in the warm and humid spring and summer months—when allergies are at their peak—a cloth mask can breed bacteria, which can present a whole different set of concerns.
Our 99.99% pure ionically plated silver masks can help you breathe easier while reducing allergen inhalation without subjecting you to unwanted bacterial growth.
Allergy season is here, but there’s no reason to let it keep you indoors. Natural remedies can help reduce your symptoms without subjecting your body to the chemicals and side effects that go along with traditional allergy medication. This year, take back the spring with our nasal inhalers and silver-plated masks. Your sinuses will thank you.