Friday, February 19, 2016 08:00 AM

EARLY SPRING TEMPERATURES BRING EARLY SPRING ALLERGIES

This El Nino Season has given us higher-than-average precipitation so far this winter, and there's still more to come! So with that comes the arrival of an early spring, with wildflowers and rolling green hills... But that also reminds you we are going to be heading into a tough allergy season!

And if you're also like me, you want to avoid taking allergy meds that make you feel foggy. So how can you beat spring allergies? Here are my top 5 tips:Tip #1. Find some local honey.

The theory is that the bees pollinate local flowers and create honey with the allergens as one of their big ingredients. So mixing some local honey into your diet can help you build up antibodies to our local blossoms!

Tip #2. Scrub your house.

And I mean scrub! Sweep and dust often. Replace your air filters and keep your windows closed. Wash all your pillows and comforters, not just the covers. Comb your dogs and cats outside to help keep ahead of the pet hair and dander.

Tip #3. Use a Neti pot and saline rinse.

I know this one might seem gross, but this is a trick many people turn to with a nasty cold, and the theory ...

News source: http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/early-spring-temperatures-bring-early-spring-allergies

See also: Nashville ENT