When you have an allergic reaction, your body is rebelling against something that it considers to be a foreign and harmful substance. These substances can be things such as pet dander, insect venom, pollen, certain foods, or a medication. The external reaction you experience when you come in contact with something you are allergic to shows that your immune system is creating antibodies that recognize an allergen as detrimental to your body. Allergies can affect your airways, digestive system, eyes, skin, and sinuses.
Drinking hot fluids, such as tea, help soothe a sore throat, dry cough, or stuffy nose. Hot liquids can moisten and open your airways, as well as soothe your throat and keep it moist. Hot drinks also have the ability to break up mucus, which can relieve a congested, stuffy nose and help you breathe easier. A reusable hot/cold pack that wraps around your cup is an easy way to keep liquids toasty warm.
Tell your allergies to chill out.
Cryotherapy – also called cold therapy – can help numerous allergy symptoms. If you have eczema or skin that is itchy, red, swollen, or peeling, try a chilled ice pack to cool and calm symptoms. If you experience swollen eyes, a cold eye mask is the perfect solution. A frosty ice pack can even be applied to your neck to soothe a sore throat.
The THERA°PEARL Drink Koozie is an easy way to keep your beverages hot or cold. Wrap the Drink Koozie around hot tea with lemon and honey to relieve your sore throat and stuffy nose. Treat swollen, painful eyes by placing a frozen THERA°PEARL Eye-ssential Mask on your eyes for 20 minutes at a time. Try the THERA°PEARL Oval Pack or Round “Pearl” Pack if you experience insect stings, skin related allergies, or a sore throat. If you have children, opt for the reusable hot/cold packs made especially for kids called THERA°PEARL Children’s Pals.
Sources:http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/allergies/DS01118 (allergies) http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nasal-congestion/MY00178 (nasal congestion) http://www.livestrong.com/article/338989-foods-for-fighting-mucus-in-your-body/#ixzz2VYYxq8Op (Illnesses, such as bronchitis, sinusitis, colds, influenza or cystic fibrosis, and food allergens can cause your body to produce too much mucus. Excessive amounts of mucus in your body can cause congestion and breathing problems.)
http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/allergies/skin-allergy.aspx (eczema and cold compresses) http://www.health911.com/coughs (Dry cough and congestion/hot therapy) http://uhs.nd.edu/assets/9497/sore_throat_brochure_2008.pdf (sore throat and ice pack) http://www.health911.com/coughs also congestion: (Drink hot tea to break up the mucus and open and moisten the airways.) http://www.webmd.com/allergies/features/7-day-menu-for-spring-allergy-season?page=2 (Drinking warm fluids from tea or broth or tomato-based soups can help soothe throats and relieve sinus congestion.)