Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

3 Ways to Treat Seasonal Rhinitis Beyond Medication

by Hugh Larson

If you suffer from seasonal rhinitis—otherwise known as seasonal allergies—you're probably willing to try anything to find relief. While allergy medications can provide some reduction in symptoms, for many patients they're not enough to completely stop the symptoms of allergies. If you haven't found enough relief with medication, these three methods could provide you with some additional help.


While acupuncture is typically sought for the treatment of pain, studies have found that it holds some promise in treating rhinitis, too. Several studies have examined patients who were suffering from rhinitis symptoms and found that acupuncture helped to reduce the symptoms those patients experienced.

In particular, acupuncture has been found to be useful in reducing the inflammation that rhinitis sufferers typically experience. Inflammation can cause both a stuffy nose and a running mucus, so controlling inflammation could greatly improve your overall seasonal allergy symptoms.

Nasal Lavage

Another option for reducing your rhinitis symptoms is to perform a nasal lavage. This can be done simply, by snorting water and then blowing your nose to push it back out. A more effective course of action, however, is to use a neti pot.

Neti pots are designed to send a stream of water in through one nostril, through the sinuses, and out through the other nostril. Allergens that are irritating your sinuses are effectively flushed out, and inflammation and itchiness is soothed. Since neti pots don't use any medications, unlike nasal sprays and decongestants that allergy sufferers often rely on, this procedure can be performed as often as necessary, which makes it a great choice for people with severe seasonal allergies.


One last option is to trim your nose hairs. While nose hairs can help to filter out particulates and prevent them from making it further into your sinuses, long nose hairs can also act as a net, holding allergens in place that you've inhaled. This can irritated the surrounding tissues and make you feel miserable.

Trimming your nose hair slightly can maintain the hair's ability to prevent particulates from moving further into your sinuses, while reducing the risk of irritants from rubbing against the inside of your nostrils.

If you're trying to reduce your rhinitis symptoms, the best choice is to use every tool you have available to you. With these tips and assistance from your doctor, you can control your rhinitis and live a fuller life. To start the process, contact resources like Northwest Asthma & Allergy Center PS.


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Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

I have worked in a supportive role in the medical industry for over 20 years, and I have been amazed at the advances in medicine that have been made. While it is always great to hear about a new medication that helps cure a disease or a new surgical procedure that can help someone live a normal life again after an injury, I have been especially amazed at the research that has shown just how much our physical and mental health are connected. Since I keep on top of all of the amazing medical studies being performed and I know others are too busy to hunt them down themselves, I decided to start a blog to share my favorite health tips for keeping both your mind and body healthy.