Allergies are back at it and there is no way of stopping them.  When they hit you, they hit you.  You know when you wake up with a sore throat and a stuffy nose that you are going to need to stock up on some Advil and Benadryl!  Here are a few remedies to help out with your scratchy throat and stuffed up nose.

  • Take a glass of warm water and add about a teaspoon of salt to it. Stir it up and gurgle it in the back of your throat from about 10 seconds. Repeat as many times as you want! I suggest up to four or five times throughout the night.
  • Did you know lemons and limes can actually play a part in healing your throat? We all know that warm tea can soothe an itchy throat, but adding a few drops of lime or lemon juice helps a ton also! (P.S. Don’t be shy on adding a teaspoon of honey to your cup of tea either. It works just as well!)Chelsea Crockett - Citrus Tea
  • For the dare devils out there, eat wasabi! Wasabi is a Japanese condiment that is extremely hot! How does it help? It completely cleans out your sinuses and puts your tear ducts into action. One of the only tolerable ways to ingest this is to add it to your favorite sushi. Good luck!
  • Lastly, take a hot shower. The steam helps your stuffed up nose a tremendous amount. Since the drainage in your nose is often the cause of a scratchy throat, the steam will help both your nose and throat.

Fight back your allergies this season!  I hope this gives you a few ideas on how to do just that.

-Chelsea