My body is seriously confused. Seriously, it totally is.
And do you want to know why it’s so confused? Huh, do you? Well, let me just tell you . . .
Several years ago I adopted an adorable little kitty cat named Daisy. Unfortunately, this cute package came equipped with some major dander (darn that cat!!). So I not only brought home a precious new baby but I picked up a new habit – sneezing. My body thought it was under attack by my innocent bundle of fur. Oh No!!And so I began sneezing. A lot.
Ah Choo!!! Ah Choo!!! Ah Choo!!! (sorry but I always seem to sneeze in threes)
Despite my sniffles, I just couldn’t resist those whiskers. So Daisy had a new home and I began to consider investing in stock for tissues.
Time and again I have attempted to resolve my allergy woes:
I tried to wipe the poor dear down with allergy wipes – which she really wasn’t so keen on. I got some big time nasty glares after this one.
I tried to give her a bath – I ended up soaking wet and she was furious with me (we only attempted this one time and I am lucky to have made it out scratch free)
I have stuck tissues up my nose – I brilliantly decided to block things off and to just be a mouth breather. Perhaps not attractive, but a girl has to do what a girl has to do.
I took allergy medication – one pill turned me into a raving insomniac. I could breathe finally, but I couldn’t sleep. Hmmm . . . . not a good trade-off.
And so allergy annihilation has been my mission. I knew all the usual ideas like keeping the cat off the bed, keeping things clean, using an air filter. But not all that stuff worked – or it wasn’t an option for me. So the hunt was on.
Lucky for me, I am finding success!!!!!
What’s been working to hinder my allergies:
Bio Allers – I wanted a more body friendly solution and this was it. This stuff is a natural homeopathic allergy formula. It’s available for a range of different allergies. I, of course, went with the animal dander drops. It wasn’t a 100% cure, but it helped a lot. A whole lot.
Quercetin/Bromelain supplement – not too long ago I popped into the store to kick things up a notch. I wanted total relief. After doing some research I discovered that a mix of Quercetin and Bromelain could be helpful. Who knew?!??! I can't believe that I had never heard of this before.
So I bought it. I tried it. And it’s totally helped – in just a few days I noticed a huge improvement. I slept better than ever. And I love this sort of solution – much better than drugstore allergy meds. I highly suggest this route if you are dealing with some sort of allergy.
There are other allergy solutions too.
Here's just a couple of other quick, easy ideas that you might not have known about:
Tea – did you know that both green tea and chamomile tea contain natural antihistamines? Well, they do.
Netti Pot – I love, love, love this. I always feel amazingly better after rinsing out with my netti pot. I mix lukewarm water with a bit of sea salt, then in my nose it goes. My tips here would be to make sure the water is not too hot, not too cold; also, keep your chin to chest so the water drains out and doesn’t go down your throat.
Here’s a video to help you along: How to Netti