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How Heat Combats Seasonal Allergies

- Arthur Boia

Allergy season brings tree pollen, dust mites, animal dander, and other substances that trigger various symptoms. In the U.S., nasal allergies affect about 50 million people, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The most common symptoms of seasonal allergies include a runny or stuffed nose, sneezing, sinus pressure, itchy eyes, and postnasal drip. For many, finding sinus allergy relief is a challenge, but here is how one element—heat—can help combat allergies any time of the year.

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For relief from sinus allergy symptoms, heat can be used in two effective ways—through radiant heat systems or applied directly. Radiant heating systems help because they:

  • Do not blow heated air around the home or spread pollen, mold spores, pet dander, and other types of allergens through the air.
  • Can be used with humidifiers to avoid dryness and discomfort, which can trigger and worsen allergy or asthma flare-ups.
  • Eliminate carpeting (when applied as radiant floors), which can collect allergens and dust mites deep within, out of reach of vacuums.

Heated mattresses can help as well. They’re an effective way to reduce humidity, which dust mites thrive on. The result will be fewer allergy triggers at home. Using heated bedding, you can also reduce overall household heating costs and see relief from aches and pains.

Heat and Your Sinuses

With heat, you can try inhaling steam, which moistens the mucus linings in your nose and sinuses. The fumes from hot soup or tea help as well. This reduces irritation and allows you to more easily get rid of the mucus that clogs your sinuses and stuffs you up. It can relieve stuffiness, headaches, and the tiredness and stress that go along with allergies. 

Applying a heated compress to your nose, cheeks, and forehead also helps. Warming up the area increases blood flow. The added heat and the increase of blood in the region combine the benefits of heat with the body’s own natural congestion-fighting ability. Heat easily radiates through the skin into the body. Mucus, therefore, naturally loosens up, so you can get rid of it and feel relief.

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Alleviate Allergy Symptoms with Sniff Relief

Sniff Relief is a mask that applies heat to your face. Temperature can be adjusted between 105 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, in 5-degree increments. For many people, allergy relief is possible within 10 to 15 minutes, although this depends on how bad the congestion is and the person using the product.

Its unique design allows the mask to be molded to the user’s face. An adjustable strap enables a comfortable and secure fit. Plus, it automatically shuts off and features a built-in circuit breaker, so is completely safe.

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While keeping things as clean as possible indoors is the best way to fight allergies, heat is very beneficial. Sniff Relief allows you to use heat to its full advantage in the fight against nasal allergies. Order a Sniff Relief now or obtain more information on our website about how this unique product can help relieve your sinus allergy symptoms.

Source

http://www.aafa.org/page/allergy-facts.aspx


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