Once upon a time, it was “in” to just grin and bear it, to be macho when the allergy season hit. You refused pills and just suffered, being “a man.”
Now that is changed. It is best to do all you can to reduce symptoms because the complications of allergy can be significant. You want to avoid getting a chronic sinusitis or asthma from your ragweed allergy.
First rule is to know your allergy season- trees in the spring, grass in the summer, and weeds in the fall.
Infection with an allergy is common. This is because, with persistent allergy symptoms, say sneezing non-stop three weeks, then the nasal cilia slow down and no longer move bacteria and pollen out of the nose adequately. Restoring the tired cilia is the key:
Pulsatile irrigation at a frequency harmonious to normal cilia frequency of pulsation
Avoid reinfection with devices that have flowback. These get contaminated when the squeeze bottles suck back in.
Increase intake of hot tea, lemon and honey.
Under the unified field theory, the nose, sinuses and lungs are part of the same embryonic system. With nasal allergy, it is not best to be macho and ignore nasal allergy. The allergy symptoms need to be reduced or eliminated, not just for symptomatic relief, but to avoid complications that could affect the lungs or sinus cavities.
If you know your allergy calendar, start medication three weeks before the allergy season. This makes for a good reduction of symptoms and complications.
If your allergy is causing coughing or wheezing, it is best to use an albuterol inhaler sooner rather than later.
Using pulsatile irrigation to wash out pollen and restore good nasal cilia action is beneficial. This same action is an advantage if chest symptoms- cough or wheeze develop. For the chest there are benefits: you stop the postnasal drip that sends bacteria to the lungs; the Hydro Pulse pulsing action rhythm also gets the chest cilia moving as well as the nasal cilia.
Source: Free Yourself from Sinus and Allergy Problems-Permanently C 2010 by Murray Grossan M.D.