Subtle Causes of Seasonal Allergies

by Dr. David Williams
Filed Under: General Health
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

One of the great memories many people have of their childhood is hanging up freshly washed laundry outside to air dry in the warm summer air. 

If you continue this tradition by hanging your own laundry outside to air dry, you could be causing yourself more misery than you think--especially if you are an allergy or asthma sufferer. Pollen can collect in your clothes and wreak havoc on your sinuses.

As wonderful as air-dried sheets and clothes smell, definitely consider using your dryer if your allergies or asthma are acting up.

While I'm on the topic, other things that could aggravate allergies are long hair and wearing your shoes indoors. Hair and shoes act as magnets for pollen and other allergens. Consider showering at night to avoid getting allergens on your pillow or in your bed, and remove your shoes before entering your house.

If you currently suffer from allergies, some natural solutions include vitamin C, sinus flushes, and eating local honey--nature's alternative to allergy shots.

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