What is an allergy and how can I get first aid from nature

Allergies are a common condition where the immune system overreacts to certain substances such as pollen, dust and animal dander. That is, our body mistakenly perceives these substances as invaders and stimulates our immune system to fight them.

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While there are many over-the-counter and other prescription medications available to treat allergies, there are also several natural remedies that may help relieve symptoms. Here are some natural ways treatment of allergies:

Quercetin : Quercetin is a flavonoid found in many fruits and vegetables and has natural antihistamine properties. It can help reduce inflammation and relieve allergy symptoms. Foods rich in quercetin include apples, berries, onions and broccoli.

Probiotics: Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that live in the gut and help support a healthy immune system. Studies have shown that probiotics may help reduce the severity of allergy symptoms. Foods high in probiotics include yogurt, kefir and fermented vegetables.

Vitamin C: Vitamin C is a natural antihistamine that can help reduce inflammation and boost the immune system. Foods high in vitamin C include oranges, kiwi, strawberries and bell peppers.

Nasal irrigation with normal saline : A saline nasal rinse can help clear allergens from the nasal passages and reduce inflammation. You can use a saline flush kit or make your own solution by mixing 1/2 teaspoon of non-iodized salt with half a liter of distilled or boiled water.

Local honey: Honey contains small amounts of pollen grains. Eating local honey can help reduce allergy symptoms by exposing the immune system to small amounts of pollen from the local environment. This can help build immunity over time.

Steam inhalation: Steam inhalation can help relieve nasal congestion and reduce inflammation. You can use a steam inhaler or simply inhale steam from a bowl of warm water.

It's important to note that natural remedies may not work for everyone, and some people may need medication to manage their allergy symptoms. It is always best to consult a healthcare provider before starting any new treatment.

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