More than one in every six Canadians suffers from seasonal allergies. Johnson and Johnson did a survey in Canada and found that more women than men admit to symptoms, while 55% of allergy sufferers claim their allergies cut into their productivity time.
Sneezing, wheezing, runny nose and itchy watery red eyes are some of the common symptoms people experience. There are some things you can try to cut down on the intensity of your allergies presence.
Use warm distilled, sterile or previously boiled water to fill the pot. Regular cold water may irritate your nasal tissue. Stir in a quarter teaspoon of non-iodized salt. Stand over the sink, tilt your head to one side, and place the edge of the neti pot’s spout just inside your nostril. Tip the pot and slowly let the water move from one nostril, out the other into the sink. Don’t forget to breath through your nose.
Karla Heintz (BSc) Nutrition Educator and Author of ‘Picky! Not Me Mom! A parents’ guide to children’s nutrition.