10 All-Natural Ways to Treat Allergy Symptoms

For 40 million Americans, seasonal allergies bring months of sniffling and sneezing. These 10 strategies can cut your misery in as little as a week (11 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Apr 11, 2012 at 11:19AM

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10 All-Natural Ways to Treat Allergy Symptoms

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Shampoo Your Eyelashes

Are your eyes driving you crazy? Suds up your lids and lashes with a dollop of baby shampoo twice daily, and you’ll cut the redness, itching, watering and puffiness by as much as 90 percent, say researchers at Brooklyn’s Long Island Hospital. “Baby shampoo gently removes sticky pollen before it can work its way into your eyes,” explains Clifford Bassett, M.D., medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York.

Tip: If your symptoms are worse in the morning, shower just before lights-out and change your pillow case each evening. According to UCLA researchers, tens of thousands of pollen particles can get trapped in your hair and stuck to your skin during a single outing -- scrubbing them off before crawling into bed keeps them out of your lungs, preventing those early morning flare-ups.

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