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Health & Fitness The things you should get rid of in your medicine cabinet

15:31  27 april  2021
15:31  27 april  2021 Source:   espressocommunication.com

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Tidying up your medicine cabinet is a great way to make space for new products and get rid of ones that are expired or no longer necessary. But which products should you toss in the bin?

Tidying up your medicine cabinet is a great way to make space for new products and get rid of ones that are expired or no longer necessary. But which products should you toss in the bin? Read on to find out!

a person posing for the camera: Hay fever treatment: Liz Earle says ‘stop tea and coffee' - three alternative remedies © GETTY/ITV Hay fever treatment: Liz Earle says ‘stop tea and coffee' - three alternative remedies

The pollen count is rising and many hay fever sufferers will be bearing the brunt of symptoms. There's currently no cure for hay fever and you cannot prevent it, but there are things you can do to ease symptoms. Known for her herbal remedies and go-to tricks, Liz Earle recommended the best ways to beat allergy symptoms now on This Morning.

"The first way to look at it is, 'what's going on outside?'" said Liz.

"You shouldn't peg washing outside...try and keep pollen outside."

Liz also advised taking your coat off and hanging it outside, having a shower when you get in and washing your hair to wash any pollen away, and wearing sunglasses (the bigger the better) to keep pollen out your eyes.

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Tidying up your medicine cabinet is a great way to make space for new products and get rid of ones that are expired or no longer necessary. But which products should you toss in the bin? Read on to find out! That’s why you should toss out any sunscreen that’s been open for over a year. And get rid of any that have passed the expiration date and have a different texture or smell.

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She added: "You can get expensive gels that you put up the nose, but a good dollop of Vaseline works just as well."

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an apple sitting on top of a wooden cutting board: Hay fever treatment: Liz Earle says ‘stop tea and coffee' - three alternative remedies © GETTY Hay fever treatment: Liz Earle says ‘stop tea and coffee' - three alternative remedies

The next thing is to look inside, at the body's histamine response - histamine being the stud allergies are made of.

"Stop drinking tea and coffee because they're high in histamine," warned Liz.

Instead, she recommends drinking holy basil tea, which has been shown to reduce the amount of histamine.

Quercetin, found in red apples, also helps moderate the body's immune response, so Liz recommends eating a breakfast bowl of grated red apple with the skin on with plain live yoghurt or kefir.

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A well-stocked medicine cabinet can prepare you for a whole swath of aches, injuries, and miserable symptoms. But before you restock, take time to clear out some items. It may have been a while since you last updated the supplies in your bathroom, and there may be old or expired items that should be thrown out Bathrooms' heat and moisture, do not make ideal storage conditions, pharmacist Heather Free previously explained to INSIDER. A bedroom closet or nightstand would be a better option. Wherever you keep your medical stash, it's good to make sure you 've got all the essentials on hand.

Medicine : If you have a headache but notice your aspirin is expired, it's fine. Over 90 percent of drugs (excluding insulin, liquid antibiotics, and nitroglycerin) are still potent and safe to use even a decade after the stamped expiration date, as long as they're stored in a cool and dry place. Since the majority of these items require being stored in a cool and dry place for optimal shelf life, you might want to take them out of your medicine cabinet . Heat and steam from your showers can reduce the effectiveness of the products and/or make them go bad quicker. Instead, opt for drawer storage that's away from

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Live yoghurt and kefir are interesting, she said, as they contain lactobacillus to help with rhinitis.

Finally, Liz recommends reishi mushrooms.

She said: "Reishi mushrooms are new to me but I've been taking this.

"That's been shown to have an impact on the T cells and the way they work with histamines."

a cup of coffee on a table: Hay fever treatment: Liz Earle says ‘stop tea and coffee' - three alternative remedies © GETTY Hay fever treatment: Liz Earle says ‘stop tea and coffee' - three alternative remedies

Some of Liz's recommendations for treating hay fever are echoed by the NHS:

  • put Vaseline around your nostrils to trap pollen
  • wear wraparound sunglasses to stop pollen getting into your eyes
  • shower and change your clothes after you have been outside to wash pollen off
  • stay indoors whenever possible
  • keep windows and doors shut as much as possible
  • vacuum regularly and dust with a damp cloth
  • buy a pollen filter for the air vents in your car and a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter

The health body also advises you:

  • do not cut grass or walk on grass
  • do not spend too much time outside
  • do not keep fresh flowers in the house
  • do not smoke or be around smoke - it makes your symptoms worse
  • do not dry clothes outside - they can catch pollen
  • do not let pets into the house if possible - they can carry pollen indoors

If you suffer from hay fever you can also speak to your pharmacist.

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