Tips for Dealing with Seasonal Allergies | Dr. Drew Sinatra

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– Hi everyone, I’m Dr. Drew Sinatra, and in this video I’m going to be talking about seasonal allergies. (smooth music) Now for those that aren’t too familiar with seasonal allergies, they typically do happen
during certain seasons like spring, or even in the
fall, or even in the wintertime. And the most common signs
and symptoms really include watery eyes, itchy eyes,
itchy nose, itchy throat, postnasal drip, or you’re
blowing your nose a lot. So lots of nasal congestion and then sneezing, that’s a big one. So what do you do? Right, I mean we can’t go out there and we can’t remove the trees and we can’t remove all of the grasses and the plants that are growing, but there are certain ways
that you can help minimize the amount of allergens
that are entering your home or entering your body, for that matter. So first and foremost, I like
to recommend an air purifier, because they help circulate the air and they remove some of the pollens that typically come in
through your windows. Secondly, I like to recommend that people take frequent showers, because this allows you to
remove the pollens from your body so that you’re not
bringing them into your bed and onto your sheets and such. Thirdly, I like to
recommend nasal irrigation and I have some example
here of what I mean by this. This is what I use. It’s called a NeilMed Rinse. You can get this at any pharmacy. What you do, is you fill
this up with warm water and you add in a saline solution. And you put it into your
nostril, you squeeze the bottle, and that solution goes up
and out the other nostril and so it cleanses the sinuses of any pollens that are there. And lastly, I like to recommend
some natural supplements. I like nettle leaf. I also like vitamin C
and I like quercetin. Those are three simple nutraceuticals that you can bring on board that act as mast cell stabilizers, which mean that they
help prevent the release of histamine from mast cells in your body. You know, do what you can to prevent being exposed to the allergens
out there in the environment. Alright, talk to you soon. Bye. (smooth music)

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