Steps to beating spring allergies

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The best part about spring is that weather gets warmer, the grass is turning green and the flowers are getting ready to bloom. However, with spring also comes spring allergies. These pesky allergies may include runny noses, itchy eyes, sneezing and the common cold. Nevertheless, there are ways to fight these allergies. 
One of the best things that someone can do to fight the allergens is to keep yourself clean. Washing your hands and face with hot water when you get home from being outdoors all day will help to get rid of the allergens that are on your body. It is important to be clean is right before you go to bed. Washing your hair and body with warm water will clear the allergens that can affect you while you sleep. 
Along with that, keeping your house clean is important in fighting allergies. That’s why spring cleaning is a thing. Getting rid of all the dust and keeping windows closed is a solid tactic to prevent more airborne allergens from entering your home. While you may want the spring breeze to flow through your home, it can cause allergies to flare up, so keep the house closed up as a sanctuary from the outside, allergy-infested world. 
Consume plenty of vitamin C. According to Natasha Turner, a naturopathic doctor on chatelaine.com, “Vitamin C prevents the formation of histamine, while typical over-the-counter antihistamine medications work by interfering with the histamine after it is produced.” Eating foods that contain vitamin C such as bananas, oranges and other healthy fruits are helpful to fight allergens all season long. 
Also be sure to drink plenty of water. This helps rid the body of toxins and will keep sinuses clear. If you don’t like drinking plain water or are particularly “stuffed up” from your allergies, try drinking hot tea to clear out your system. 
If you’re looking for a more natural way to beat spring allergies, give essential oils a try. According to Health Essential, the best oils to use are peppermint essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil and lemon essential oil. 
Spring is a time to be excited and more active, so nobody wants to miss a minute of it by being bothered by allergies. To combat the spring allergies this spring be sure to consider the tips above and go be a part of the spring season.
Contributing reporting by Tyler Swanson
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