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Can CBD Help Reduce Allergies

Millions of people suffer from allergies each year. Symptoms of allergies may include itchy and watery eyes, a runny nose or nasal congestion, inflammation of the sinuses, nasal passages and throat, as well as difficulty in breathing for the most severe allergy suffers. Studies suggest that there is a link between allergies and asthma. Neither asthma or allergies can be cured, but in most cases sufferers can find relief from their symptoms. Allergies are most often treated with over the counter medication such as antihistamines, Decongestants and nasal sprays. While many people do find instant relief from their allergy symptoms using over the counter medications, others only find partial relief, and still others discover that these medication do little if any good. 

However, just because over the counter medications don’t work well for some allergy sufferers that doesn’t mean that these people have suffer through allergy season. In fact, as surprising as it may seem there is some research as well as anecdotal evidence that CBD oil and other products may help allergy suffers find some relief from their most severe allergy symptoms such as inflammation and nasal congestion in some users.  

How May CBD Help Reduce Allergies?
Early studies suggest that CBD can act as a general anti-inflammatory reducing swelling in the nose, throat, mouth and sinuses of allergy suffers. In addition, CBD interacts with endocannabinoid receptors which may reduces mucus that causes nasal and chest congestion in allergy suffers.  

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How Should CBD be Administered to Treat Allergy?
If you are going to take CBD for your allergies it is recommended that you either take it orally or use a vape pen. Try taking two or three puffs from a vape pen in the morning and again at night and then another two or three puffs before going out of doors. It is not recommended that you actually smoke Marijuana if you have allergies or asthma even those products that are high in CBD. 

What About CBD Nasal Sprays?
Some allergy suffers wonder if CBD nasal sprays, which are said to deliver the CBD into the system faster will help allergies users reduce their symptoms. Research shows that only CBD nasal sprays in oil are effective in delivering proper doses of CBD and therefore nasal sprays where the CBD is mixed with water or saline solutions should not be used. Since these sprays have been used by those suffering from sinusitis, which may be caused by allergies, it is likely that a nasal spray could bring about faster relief to allergy suffers functioning both as a decongestant and anti-inflammatory.  

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Is CBD Safe to Take With Other Allergy Medications
CBD may act with other medications and therefore it is advisable to speak with your Physician to see if CBD is safe to use while taking other medications for your allergies.  

They are in the best position to advise you on this matter. While there is some evidence that CBD can reduce allergies, more research needs to be done to determine just how effective it will be. In the meantime, if CBD is bringing you relief from your allergy symptoms that is no reason to believe that you suffer any negative side effects.