Cedar fever allergy symptoms are expected to be worse than usual this year in central Texas. The cold and rain in December delayed the tree’s normal spring cycle. As a result the cedar fever pollen counts have been lower than normal so far. But that’s changing. The late start to the cedar fever season means that the cedar fever allergy season may last a month or two longer and affect more people than usual this year. It could extend into late February, maybe even March and April. And if central Texas gets more moisture, the count will probably be higher than normal, and cedar fever’s peak season may last longer. But even with all of that to worry about, you can be cedar fever-free if you’ll take some simple precautions. If you do, cedar fever can be a thing of the past for you. Reduce Your Exposure To Cedar Pollen While it’s nearly impossible to completely avoid inhaling cedar pollen, you can significantly reduce your exposure to it by taking some simple, common sense steps. 1. Keep your house and car windows closed and, if your car has a cabin air filter, change it frequently. 2. Wear a mask while doing yard work. Then change your … Read more . . .
Sinus problems bothered me for years. I was desperate for a home treatment for my sinus problems. After years of taking over-the-counter medications and antibiotics, I finally went to an ENT doctor for advice. The ENT doctor explained to me that the sinuses work properly when the mucous in your body is relatively thin. Taking antihistamines and allergy medications dry up your sinuses and makes the mucous thicker. That is really counter-productive. Over-the-counter pills and sprays may relieve your symptoms in the short term. But they’re not effective long-term. And going that route can be very expensive, especially if you have sinus problems several times a year. My ENT doctor wanted me to: 1. Keep myself hydrated by drinking more water (keeps mucous thin and membranes moist) 2. Rinse out my nose and sinuses regularly (cleans allergens like dust and pollen out of the sinuses) and 3. Inhale steam 2-to-4 times a day (this both moisturizes and flushes sinuses and lungs) I followed his advice and haven’t had any significant sinus related symptoms since – and it’s been over four years now. Believe it or not, the home treatment that relieved my sinus problems was just a regular sinus cleaning and maintenance routine. Simple Home Treatment That Works Here’s … Read more . . .