6 Natural Remedies for Fall Allergies

Nothing puts a damper on pumpkin spice latte season like a bout of fall allergies. Learn a bit about what causes fall allergies and some natural remedies to prevent them.

Spring gets most of the attention when it comes to allergies, but if you suffer from fall allergies, you know that these are just as frustrating. The infographic below gets into some of the main causes for fall allergies and some general allergy information. Below the graphic, you’ll find six natural remedies for fall allergies.

6 Natural Remedies Fall Allergies

6 Natural Remedies for Fall Allergies

Ready to do something about those fall allergies? Here are six natural remedies to help you treat the symptoms until that first freeze.

Fall Allergy Remedies: Neti Pot

1. Use your neti pot. – Help soothe a runny nose and give yourself a break from all of that sneezing by using a neti pot to flush allergens and congestion from your sinuses. You can learn more about how to use a neti pot here.

Natural Allergy Remedies: Clean Your Furnace

2. Clean your furnace – Get rid of dust and dust mites before you turn on your furnace by changing the air filter and cleaning your furnace. If you do want to clean your furnace vents, you can do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you.

Natural Remedies for Fall Allergies: Vacuum and Dust

3. Dust and vacuum. – We are inside more when the weather gets cold, so tending to your home’s indoor air quality can help relieve some of your fall allergy woes by getting rid of dust mites and pet dander.

Natural Allergy Remedies: Supplements

4. Take a quercetin supplement – This is a natural bioflavinoid found in plant foods like citrus and onions. If you’re dealing with allergies, try 1000mg per day to help your body produce less of the histamine that causes allergy symptoms. Quercetin can interact with certain drugs, so talk to your doctor before starting this supplement.

5. Keep stinging nettle supplements on hand. There is some preliminary research showing that stinging nettle has natural antihistamine properties. Pregnant women should steer clear of stinging nettle. Sorry, ladies! I know how yucky it can be to deal with itchiness and sneezing on top of carrying a baby.

Natural Allergy Remedies: Anti-Inflammatory Diet

6. Eat anti-inflammatory foods. – Many allergy symptoms are caused by swelling, and an anti-inflammatory diet can help. Check out this piece on Anti-inflammatory diets 101 to get you started.

Image Credits: tissues photo via bookgrl, infographic via AccuWeather, neti pot photo via buffawhat, furnace photo via paul_fujimoto, vacuum photo via Pragmagraphr , supplements photo via SuperFantastic, flax via Thinkstock

91 comments

Graziella Veri
Graziella Veri4 years ago

noted,liked and shared.Thank you

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Jonathan Harper
Jonathan H4 years ago

ty

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Jennifer B.
Jennifer B4 years ago

This is a great article! Thanks!

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Bill Eagle
Bill E4 years ago

Good things to try and much more preferable than having to continually taking anti histamine drugs.

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Winn Adams
Winn A4 years ago

Thanks

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Rhonda B.
Rhonda B4 years ago

Thank you.

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Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

thank you for the article

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Mademoisell LeBel
Melanie LeBel4 years ago

thanks

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Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson4 years ago

Quercetin is a plant pigment (flavonoid). It is found in many plants and foods, such as red wine, onions, green tea, apples, berries, Ginkgo biloba, St. John's wort, American elder, and others. Buckwheat tea has a large amount of quercetin. People use quercetin as a medicine.

I think I will try the red wine! Does anyone know how to make red wine in a Hot Toddy? Thanks Anne M. Give her green stars!!!

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Janice Thompson
Janice Thompson4 years ago

Since I have year round allergies, no matter the season, I take antihistamine. I might try a quercetin supplement. Spell-check says it is spelled wrong, does anyone know how to spell it?

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