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Asthma And Essential Oils -Spring Allergy And Asthma Tips

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Spring

We all look forward to spring during winter, but for many of us when spring does arrive it brings with it allergies and asthma symptoms. Nothing is worse than when the weather finally warms up and you are stuck indoors because of your allergy and asthma symptoms, and many people with mild symptoms often are not aware they are even suffering from allergies and asthma.

  • Blocked Nasal Passages
  • Itchy Throat
  • Swallowing Issues
  • Sinuses
  • Ear Issues
  • Skin Rashes
  • Headaches
  • Concentration Difficulties
  • Trouble Focusing
  • Fatigue
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Wheezing

Spring Allergy Tips

For many of us experiencing allergy and asthma symptoms spending much time outdoors is a challenge for us, our best times to spend outdoors is in the early morning and evening. These are the time periods when the pollen index is at its lowest, but staying on a routine like this is not possible for the majority of people.

One of the hobbies many people look forward to all winter is to get back to their gardening, so many of us receive the most enjoyment when we are tending to our garden. Fertilizers and freshly mowed lawns are most of our most severe triggers in the spring, your best time to spend in your garden is between five o’clock until ten o;clock am when the pollen is not as severe. This is recommended by the lung organization for people who experience allergies and asthma in the spring, but this is not the best time of the day for everyone especially if you are not a morning person.

Many people are spraying in the spring to control the insects which is another major trigger for many people with spring allergies and asthma, I recommend you avoid using these pesticides in your own gardens and yards to reduce your exposure to this trigger.

I always stock up on saline nasal sprays during the winter to be prepared for my spring allergies, I am not one who uses prescription medications anymore than I absolutely have too. I tend to put up with my allergy headaches as much as possible before I give in to taking any medications for it, even though I avoid prescription treatments as much as possible many people use these treatments to manage their allergies and asthma.

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Physician Recommended Allergy & Asthma Treatment

Physicians do recommend prescriptions for people to manage their symptoms, and many people are able to manage their symptoms with Claritin or Zyrtec allergy medications. If you experience mild symptoms these medications can work well for you, but you must be taking them daily until the allergy season is over.

For many people antihistamines taken daily is enough to provide them relief and allow them to be productive even during the spring allergy season, you might also experience the need to use a steroid nasal spray for your nasal passage inflammation.

Steroid nasal sprays will reduce the inflammation of your nasal passages which will allow you to breathe better once again, these products also will reduce your sneezing and coughing plus any sinus drainage you might be experiencing.

For anyone with severe symptoms many physicians will refer you to an allergy specialist, you will often be recommended to have allergy testing done to find out your specific triggers. Many people today are forced to have allergy injections regularly to control their symptoms, I do recommend you give natural allergy remedies a try before giving in to these treatments which provide you many side-effects.

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Natural Allergy & Asthma Treatments

Most people when they are indoors done better when the use their home air conditioners, you will also find using your car air conditioner to be useful for reducing your symptoms. You can be aware if today is going to be a high pollen day by simply checking The Weather Channels allergy tracker tool, I do feel by using this allergy tracker tool you can be more prepared before you go out each day.

You might be wondering why I am focusing on managing your spring allergies instead of asthma, you will find the majority of people’s allergies are what leads them to experiencing asthma attacks. So when we can control our allergies, we are at the same time controlling our asthma attacks.

This natural treatment tip might appear to be such a simple and not such an important part of your treatment, but you will find if you adjust your daily routine by shower at night you will experience a dramatic difference in your symptoms. All day you are in and out during your daily routine, you might not realize but you are having a hitchhiker attaching to you ever time you go in and out during your day. Pollen will attach to you during your day which is the reason most people experience their most severe symptoms at night, so by you shower at night you are ridding yourself of the pollen you collected on your body and especially in your hair.

Free Asthma Self-Care Kit

I highly recommend you order this free asthma self-care kit which you can order asthma.com to manage your asthma more effectively, why not take advantage of this free offer by taking a little time to go on the website and order your free asthma self-care kit.

While you are on the website why not take the asthma control test, you can take the test for your child with asthma and see how well your child is managing their asthma. There are two tests available, one for children four to eleven and children twelve years old and older.

Herbs For Natural Relief

  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Echinacea
  • Licorice Root
  • Turmeric
  • Honey
  • Omega 3’s


Essential Oils

Essential oils are becoming the most common and effective treatment for many of our health issues today, why not give essential oils a try before you take anymore prescription medications. I find it amazing physicians do not recommend essential oils before prescribing medications, you do know I am sure many of the medications physicians are prescribing us can cause damage over long-term usage for many of our organs.

Thyme Oil

  • Immune Boost
  • Expectorant
  • Antibacterial
  • Cleans Out Excess Mucus
  • Eliminates Infections

How To Use

Mix the thyme essential oil with a carrier oil such as jojoba oil or coconut oil, you then just apply it to your child’s chest for a natural relief of your symptoms.

Lavender Oil

  • Sedative
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Soothes Muscle Contractions
  • Reduces & Prevents Wheezing

How To Use

Lavender oil is one of my favorite oils which provides you with so many positive health benefits, you can simply add three to five drops of lavender oil in a warm bath for your child to reduce their symptoms. You can also mix lavender oil with jojoba oil or another carrier oil, you then can apply this to your child’s chest.

Eucalyptus Oil

  • Expectorant
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Soothes Irritated Throats
  • Improves Swallowing Issues
  • Opens Up Your Nasal Passages

How To Use

You can just add four to five drops of eucalyptus oil into a pot of steaming water and cover your head with a towel, you then just inhale deeply allowing the steam to do reduce your breathing difficulty.

I recommend you give these essential oils a try before any others, but if these are not doing the job, you can try these essential oils as well.

  • Oregano Oil
  • Tree Oil
  • Frankincense Oil
  • Clove Oil
  • Peppermint Oil

I have used peppermint often oil for my allergies at their early stages when my symptoms are mild, but I find peppermint oil does not work as well once your symptoms become severe.

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What Is On My Mind Today?

I have attempted in this post to provide you with a variety of methods to treat your allergies and asthma, you can prevent many asthma attacks simply by managing your allergies effectively. The majority of people especially children experience asthma flare-ups from their allergies, but many of us are not even aware of our triggers which is an important part of managing our symptoms.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Asthma And Essential Oils -Spring Allergy And Asthma Tips

  1. Thanks for your post as I suffer from allergies and asthma especially in the spring. I am glad to know that the best time to go to the garden is between 5 am and 10 am as I did not know this information and will start spending my time in the garden between those hours. I too do not like taking prescription drugs for my allergies and asthma; however I do have an inhaler for times when it is the worst. I try to stay with all natural and have used the Eucalyptus oil quite a bit, it really does seem to help. I love all the tips and will check out more of your site as your posts seem very informative.

    1. Thank You Ms Dena,
      I thank you for visiting my website and reading my post, I also experience allergies and asthma
      symptoms and I avoid medications except I also use an inhaler when asthma attacks come unexpectedly

      Breath Well,
      Jeff

  2. Some of these as options are familiar recommendations I have seen before for treatments for cold or flu. Thyme oil is surprisingly new as an asthma treatment to me. I love the smell of thyme so I love the idea! I was wondering if there is any advantage or harm in trying a combination of some of these oils in a diffuser or as treatment. Like the thyme and eucalyptus, or even lavender? I think the scents may blend well and they all seem to have similar yet some unique abilities on their own.
    Thank you for the great tips!
    Christina

    1. Thank You Ms Christiana,
      I welcome your comment on this post and I am sure my other readers will enjoy reading
      what you have to share, you can blend essential oils, but I recommend you do some
      research because some essential oils should not be used in a diffuser, but applied
      topically.

      Thyme and lavender are safe to blend together, I would not recommend eucalyptus without
      consulting a aromatherapist.

      Jeff

  3. Thank you for sharing! Essential oils truly have a lot of health benefits so they make a great investment.

    1. Thank You
      I appreciate you reading my post and commenting,
      I am happy so many people are interested in
      essential oils and their benefits
      Jeff

  4. An asthma tip based on Russian Strelnikova treatment.
    Since drug treatment of asthma does not cure, rhe Russian treatment is based on reflex therapy. A sharp mindful sniff compresses the lips and by a reflex relaxes the chest airways, as can be checked by finger pressure on a lip, which reduces asthma wheeze.
    So during an asthma issue , clench your lips and notice the easing off of wheeze. If you are used to using a spray the process may be more difficult.

    See one of the Russian videos with Julia Makolkina https://youtu.be/VkuUazf06r4

    1. Thank You Mr Friedel,
      I know I am very interesting in how the Russian people handle asthma in their country,
      I am familiar with reflex therapy but I have never tried it myself I might have to
      check into this for my own asthma issues
      Jeff

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