July 2, 2012
Dr Dana Celar of Celar Chiropractic is a chiropractor Westchester residents have been seeing since 2004. She offers several tips to help combat allergy season, which has been abnormally long this year.
Wear a hat when outdoors, and wash your hair often. Your hair is like a magnet to pollen, so try washing your hair before you go to bed so as not to transfer it to your pillow when you sleep. If you normally use hair gels or sprays, avoid them during allergy season, because they become “pollen magnets.”
Use a saltwater nasal spray. You can make this yourself by mixing a teaspoon of table salt with eight ounces of water. Using this spray twice a day can help to wash allergens out of your nasal passages, and to keep them moisturized.
Wash your linen and clothes more often. And when you do, DO NOT hang them on a line outdoors todry. This just allows the newly-clean clothes to pick up pollen in the air.
DO NOT use window fans. Instead, use an air conditioner set on “Recirculate” to keep out the pollen rather than a fan, which will just take the pollen in the air and spread it around.