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I have had allergies my entire life & knew that that changing clothes helped. I also take a damp washcloth & run it over my hair as my hat doesn't cover it all. I use a combination of raw local honey, allergy pills & nasal spray. Bought a neti pot but haven't yet used it. This spring is better than last year, I got ahead of symptoms by checking the types of pollen & when it was worse for outdoor exercise. We also removed the carpeting in our home & replaced all flooring with laminate. We still get dust but cleaning is easier.
thank you so much .
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One thing that helps me is having a heavy-duty hepa filter in the room all the time, exercise or not. I have itchy, watery eyes in the springtime and all kinds of congestion. A mask helps, otherwise I can't do it. I feel ridiculous when I wear it, though.
As a nurse I just want to say yuck to wearing a mask while exercising. They are miserable enough at work. I don't want to try catching my breath with a mask that barely breathes.
I really liked the idea of chaing your clothes . I used to do that from the stuff that you can get on a plane. In fact, I use a neti pot to flush my nasal pkgs and have for years. I used to be a traveling consultant and the planes !!!! whatever they call it was a real mess. after learning to arrive in time to go to hotel, put travel clothes in a bag in the closet or near the door, wash my sinuses with a neti pot , take a shower , and then neti pot again. I found I rarely caught anything from the plane whatever. So why was it such a surprise to view the walk around the neighborhood as a simialr assault!! great info
I currently have a sinus infection, and maybe strep throat, and nasal allergies. But last night I walked my dog, and I felt great after! But I did make sure to take my medicine, we also took a break.
I never thought about changing clothes when coming back in though. I will have to try that tonight and see if there is a difference.
i actuall found that i feel much better when i exersize its really hard to start and i sometimes get a panic attack and really have to psyc myself but once i get going i really feel much better its a bit like mind over matter i haqve been struggling as the bush fires have been close to me and the smoke has really hit me bad but i really try to stay positive and i know at times it is very hard to stay positive
i use a syringe without a needle some salt with luke warm water and vigorsly flush out all the mucus and clear my airways its easy to do and it has helped me a lot
Having outdoor and indoor allergies plus Reactive Airway Disease really makes exercising hard in the fall...even yoga sounds too tough on days like today.
Great article! I'd actually not had any allergy problems for well over 10 years, but the past couple of weeks have been BRUTAL for some reason. If you have sinus trouble, I highly recommend a Neti Pot. It's a tiny thing like a tea pot that you use to rinse out your sinuses, kinda like the saline spray but more direct. It sounds strange, but it's really easy to use and makes a huge difference. I can really tell that getting the pollen out of there before it can cause a worse reaction keeps it from hitting me so hard. It's also a life-saver during the dry air times in the winter or in a hotel!
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