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Does CBD Help Relieve Allergies?

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Over 40 million people suffer from allergies. Spring and Fall are the typical seasons where allergy suffers have problems, however, some people can have allergy symptoms throughout the year. 

Most people turn to antihistamines and decongestions to get relief. There are also natural remedies that people use such as honey, turmeric, garlic or CBD.  CBD is starting to become a popular natural remedy for many health conditions. Does it work for allergies too? Let’s look at what CBD can and can’t do for allergies.

Anti-Inflammatory

CBD helps reduce inflammation. When your nose starts to get stuffy or your eyes water, it’s because the tissue in your nose and eyes are swelling. CBD can help bring down the inflammation and make allergy season more bearable by helping with the following symptoms.

  • Helps relieve nasal congestion
  • Relieves sinus headaches and pressure
  • Opens up airways for breathing
  • Has a calming effect and helps with sleep

Another benefit of CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties is that it can help with allergy-related eczema and rashes as well.

Antihistamine

When pollen or dust enters your system, it sets off a reaction in the body that releases histamines. CBD can act as an antihistamine by helping to block the release of the histamines thus cutting down on the stuffiness and sneezing. 

What CBD Can’t Do

Although CBD can help ease the symptoms of allergies, it is not a cure. It is best to start using CBD right when you start feeling the allergy symptoms. 

If you suffer from allergies you may want to give CBD a try. It can help relieve the symptoms of hay fever, dust allergies, pet allergies, and skin allergies. If you are currently taking medications don’t go off your regular allergy medications or shots and always talk to your doctor before making any changes to your medication usage.

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