When spring rolls around, Texan cities have quite of a reputation to raise havoc on everyone’s allergies. And spring time in Austin is no different. Don’t think you have allergies? Well, come to the Lone Star state for a casual weekend…and your body might tell you differently.
Awww, you too, buddy?
To combat with your confused and overprotective immune system, I have taken a few tricks from different websites to put together a few ways to help ease the fiasco of allergy symptoms.
1. Saline solution
Heard of Nettie Pot? Yes, it’s a little unconventional, but rinsing out your nasal canals with a salty solution works well. It clears your sinuses and reduces any risk of inflammation. Obviously, there are other alternatives you can try, but that Nettie Pot’s commercial has always stuck with me….
2. Peppermint tea
Peppermint isn’t only for the holidays, it’s also appropriate for allergy season. The peppermint serves as a decongestant, the tea serves as a tasty drink. It’s a win-win all around!
3. Steaming your face
Whether it’s showering or hovering over a pot of boiling water…it feels good, gets the nasty stuff cleared away, and as a result, feeling relaxed.
4. Adding a little bit of local honey
Not entirely 100% sure about the scientific facts about this one, but locally-made honey works wonders on the human body. Some people swear by dabbing a little bit of honey on the irritated area and then washing it off with water will soothe it immediately.
5. Over the counter medicine
From herbal to store-brand, there is definitely a medication fit for each person to kick out those pesky allergies.
As you may know, we were in Atlanta last week for the Big South volleyball tournament. We saw a lot of familiar faces from the tournaments in Denver and D.C. They were back to buy their 2nd and 3rd Swinn bras and absolutely LOVED them! So glad we could share the love.
Outside of the tournament, Atlanta seemed like a lovely city and we wish we had more free time to sight see. Thankfully, we squeezed in some time to visit the aquarium. I mean, who could pass up the biggest aquarium in the world?!
We had a peachy (couldn’t resist it!) time in Georgia, but we’re glad to be back in our home turf in Texas!