CINCINNATI - It's that time of the year when allergies are back for many Tri-Staters. We asked our 9 On Your Side Facebook fans to share some pointers on how they survive the seasonal sniffles. Here’s what they told us works for them.
- Check pollen counts before you leave the house.
The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency has pollen counts for every weekday on their website.
- Tea with honey and lemon.
Or keeping a basket of citrus fruits around. Facebook fan Franklin DeWar works as a voiceover artist and keeps these around while at work.
- Go to an allergist.
Bill Gantzer told us his doctor found he was allergic to 60 out of 100 possible allergens and put him on a treatment plan. This year he's not sensitive to any of them.
- Locally made honey.
Sandie Henley Parsons said that local,unpasteurized honey helps. She also suggested nasal irrigation to help clear the sinuses.
- Eucalyptus Oil.
Angela Loeckel recommends mixing eucalyptus oil with petroleum jelly and putting it on the soles of your feet with socks.
- Gargle with warm salt water.
Patty Lake Flinchpaugh told us it has worked for her.
- Change your furnace's air filter.
Linda Muncy told us she does this once a month to stop allergens from spreading.
- Move south.
Richard Quinlan says it's an easy way to solve to problem.