Allergies on top of everything else?

If you are within 20 feet of another person, you probably don’t feel comfortable sneezing right now, even if it is from allergies. The good news is there are many natural allergy interventions that also support the immune system.

Differences between Allergy symptoms and COVID-19?

Are you analyzing every sneeze and cough right now?

A sniffle might cause someone to worry that they are showing symptoms of Coronavirus infection, but fortunately there are many difference between that and allergy symptoms.

The most common symptoms for COVID-19 are:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

The most common allergy symptoms are:

  • sneezing
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • watery and itchy eyes
  • itchy sinuses, throat, or ear canals
  • ear congestion
  • postnasal drainage

Immune support for Allergy Season

Did you know that many of our favorite immune products can also reduce allergy season misery?

Stinging Nettle
  • Vitamin C
  • Elderberry
  • Zinc
  • Echinacea

Supplements like these modulate our immune responses to help us react less to allergens. They don’t work particularly quickly so we often need to add faster acting substances to help ease symptoms.

Some top recommendations for allergies:

  • Nettle Leaf- appears to work through anti-inflammatory pathways including reducing histamine release from mast cells.
  • Quercetin- a popular choice during allergy season, probably due to anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) – helps break up mucus and is used by the body to make one of its most important antioxidants called glutathione.

Plus, Quercetin and NAC are being reviewed for their benefits during viral infections. Mechanistic studies (not actual trials with people) show that it may inhibit infection from various strains of influenza. NAC was shown to reduce the severity of flu symptoms in a study with 262 participates.

Give yourself some piece of mind. Support your immune health for seasonal allergies and general wellness.

Published by drlaurell

Laurell Matthews, ND is a naturopathic doctor with a passion for helping people understand how to be healthier using dietary and lifestyle changes along with other natural medicine modalities like botanical medicine.

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