Written by: Melissa Miller
If you live in Texas, you know there’s no winter break from seasonal allergies. Now is cedar season and one in five Texans suffer from cedar fever. With 2021 shaping up to be one of the worst cedar fever seasons in history, chances are you or someone you know is struggling with symptoms. at combating the symptoms.
What is Allergic Rhinitis, commonly called Cedar Fever?
“Cedar fever” is a term used to describe the allergic response caused by cedar pollen. This occurs when your immune system identifies an allergen, like mountain cedar pollen, and reacts by producing IgE antibodies that cause the release of histamine and other inflammatory chemicals. The resulting symptoms are sneezing, itchy nose and eyes, nasal drainage, congestion, sore throat, sinus pain, headaches and more. Read on to learn what are the 5 best cedar fever remedies L Aesthetics and Longevity suggests.
- D-Hist by Ortho Molecular Products
This is my favorite allergy-support supplement. It includes quercetin, a powerful flavonoid that supports healthy histamine levels and respiratory health; bromelain which enhances the absorption of quercetin and supports mucosal tissue health; stinging nettles balances hyper-immune response; and N-acetyl cysteine clears the airways by promoting normal mucus production.
- Take Care of your Body
Drinks lots of water, get more sleep, and eat clean. While your white blood cells are working hard to fight off allergens, additional stressors on your body can divert energy and germ-fighting power away and leave you more susceptible to catching a full-blown cold. Diet plays in important role in the treatment and prevention of allergies. Look to healing foods such as blueberries and oranges. They are natural antihistamines while chicken soup and bone broth help clear congestion, thin mucus, and are anti-inflammatory. In general, patients have better and longer lasting results if they make these changes to their diets.
Acupuncture is one of the most effective ways to treat allergy symptoms. Specific points on the body can target the sinus passages in order to ease the over-accumulation of phlegm, as well as boost your body’s defensive qi (Wei Qi) which is in charge of preventing pollen and other allergens from entering your body in the first place. Natalie Ledbetter is L Aesthetics and Longevity’s own Doctor of Chinese Medicine and can deliver great results with just a few treatments.
- Shower at Night
By showering before you go to bed, you are rinsing off all the pollen that may have accumulated on your skin and hair before you go to sleep. Make extra certain to wash your eyes as this is a major avenue for pollens to get into your body. Not being able to breathe and therefore not sleeping well are a major complaint of allergy sufferers, so taking this extra precaution is an easy and effective idea.
- Stay Inside
This one seems kind of obvious, but try and spend as little time as possible outside. Don’t open the windows in your house or car either. Pollens love to enter windows and wreak havoc on your body.
If you have cedar fever and want to get some of the supplements or other treatments that we offer, call L Aesthetics and Longevity at 512-505-8645 and we can get you scheduled for a complimentary consultation.