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Are you allergic? These five tips will help
Are you allergic? These five tips will help

As soon as spring has finally arrived, the pollen is already coming. The next few weeks can be quite challenging. Our tips bring improvement.

Are you allergic? These five tips will help
Are you allergic? These five tips will help

Poplar, alder, hazel, ash, birch, grass - all really beautiful plants. But for some people the alarm bells are ringing. After all, every fifth person in Austria is a medically diagnosed allergy sufferer. Atchoo! If you are one of them, you know the problem. The trees and grass are beginning to bloom and you will cry yourself. This can result in a blocked nose, watery eyes, itching and sneezing, congested throat and difficulty breathing. But not everyone wants to get drunk on medication right away. The problem: conventional medicine often only has quite a bit of hammers to treat when the immune system reacts excessively - and nothing else happens with an allergy. Your immune system believes that the actually harmless pollen are dangerous pathogens. And tries with all means at his disposal to get the intruders out of the body again. With known consequences. We have five tips for you to help you get through this season better.

1. Nasal irrigation

In order for the symptoms to get better, the pathogen has to get out, so far so clear. This works best with brine solutions from the pharmacy and a nasal douche. Once a day, preferably in the evening so that you can sleep well, does it make sense. And there are sea salt sprays for on the go. Warning: It is better not to do this with plain salt water. The grains are usually not optimally dissolved, which leads to irritation.

2. Shower in the evening

First rule for allergy sufferers before going to bed: Wash the pollen off your skin and hair. Otherwise you take them to bed with you and the symptoms cannot subside even at night. Just as important: only ventilate extensively in the morning. From six to eight o'clock the pollen concentration is lowest, not that much comes in. And be sure to change the bed linen every week (or even more often if you are very disturbed).

3. Eucalyptus oil

Add a drop of the essential oil to ten milliliters of high quality cold-pressed oil such as B. almond, sesame or jojoba. You dip a cotton swab into this mixture and wets the mucous membranes of the nose several times a day. The oil cares for the dried out mucous membranes, the active ingredients in eucalyptus ensure that you can breathe easier.

4. TEM drops

These are drops from the concept of Traditional European Medicine (TEM), a millennia-old, holistic healing system, similar to Chinese TCM or Indian Ayurveda. "Remedies from the TEM mainly consist of plant extracts that have been tried and tested for hundreds of years," says pharmacist Christoph Hoyer and operator of the online pharmacy ApoMed. “In particular, active ingredients from black currants help really well. But also such European beech, hornbeam, birch, black elder or the fig relieve the discomfort.”You can take 15 drops up to three times a day, they are also a practical companion on the go. And the pharmacist recommends: “It is ideal to combine different starting points for long-term improvement of the symptoms. Conventional medicine is often the only thing to do.”And if you are unsure what suits you best, you can also get advice from ApoMed by phone or email.

5. Inhale

And preferably with fennel oil. Inhaling deep into the lungs loosens the mucus that is sitting there and cleanses them at the same time. The ingredients of fennel anethole and fenchon have a special effect expectorant and anticonvulsant. Simply bring three liters of water to the boil, add six to eight drops of oil and inhale the vapors under a towel as hot as possible. You can do this several times a day. By the way: When buying fennel oil, make sure it is organic.

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