There are many types of rhinitis treatments that can relieve you of your rhinitis symptoms. I reveal how you can treat both allergic and non-allergic rhinitis below…
Allergic rhinitis are caused by allergens (pollens). So a great way to prevent and treat allergic rhinitis is to avoid allergens. If you are currently having rhinitis symptoms then quickly get rid of anything around your house that causes it and the symptom will relieve itself.
Here are a few ways you can do this:
- Stay indoors when pollen count is high – pollen count is usually the highest in the hay fever season (also known as spring) when trees, grasses, and plants are flowering, particularly in the mornings. So if you must go outside in the springtime, try going out when the afternoons or evenings when pollen count is not as high.
Also be sure to close all doors and windows to prevent wind-borne pollens from entering your home, workplace, and vehicle.
- Wash clothes and beddings regularly – this will help reduce allergens that cling onto them and reduce your exposure to allergens.
- If you’re serious about getting rid of allergic rhinitis, you may consider eliminating all carpets in your home. Carpets collect a lot of pollens, allergens, and dust mites that can give you allergies throughout the day.
If you replace carpet with tile floors, you can easily get rid of floor allergens with the sweep of a mop.
- Use an air purifier – air purifier does a great job at cleaning the air of pollens and allergens.
Non Allergic Treatments
Since non allergic rhinitis is not cause by any allergen, doing the above allergic rhinitis routines will not help prevent or treat it. So the best we can do is use a natural home remedy that works.
That natural home remedy is known as saline nasal spray. It can quickly clear mucus and clear the nasal passage, relieving you from the symptoms.
You can easily make this remedy by mixing 3 teaspoons of non-addictive, non-idolizing salt with one pint of water and one teaspoon of baking soda.
Then you fill a syringe with the salt solution you’ve just made, stand over the bathroom or kitchen sink and lean your head forward above the sink. Then tilt your head to one side, aim the saline solution towards the back of your head (not the top of your head), and pour the solution into the nostril that is positioned at the top.
The solution will go into your nasal cavity and out the other nostril. Some solution may come down the back of your throat. Now you just blow your nose and spit out the drainage to clear out your throat and nasal passages.
Now repeat the above steps on the other nostril and you’re done. Put any saline solution leftover and place in a clean container at room temperature.
Note: if the salt stings, just use less salt next time (two teaspoon of salt, instead of three).
The above treatments can temporarily prevent, treat and relieve you from the symptoms of both allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. However, if you want to treat the root cause of rhinitis, click here.