One home remedy that has grown in popularity is the use of a Neti Pot. A Neti Pot is used to irrigate the sinus passages by flushing them with a saline solution. Neti Pots come in many shapes and sizes and can be made from clay, metal, plastic, or many other materials. Neti Pot users are required to tilt their heads in order to control the flow of saline solution. Alternatives to a traditional Neti Pot include bulb syringes and pulsatile devices. Bulb syringes allow people to control the flow of saline solution by applying more pressure when needed. Pulsatile devices control the flow of saline solution with a small motor. Though beneficial as a temporary solution, irrigating the sinuses, like nasal sprays, can have negative side effects if done too often.
Allergic rhinitis may also be classified as Mild-Intermittent, Moderate-Severe intermittent, Mild-Persistent, and Moderate-Severe Persistent. Intermittent is when the symptoms occur <4 days per week or <4 consecutive weeks. Persistent is when symptoms occur >4 days/week and >4 consecutive weeks. The symptoms are considered mild with normal sleep, no impairment of daily activities, no impairment of work or school, and if symptoms are not troublesome. Severe symptoms result in sleep disturbance, impairment of daily activities, and impairment of school or work. 
Simple non-pharmacological and avoidance measures do help. For example, a simple saline (salt water) nasal douche or lavage is effective. Saline and sea water nose sprays (Sterimar) help flush pollen grains off the nasal mucosal and improve nasal patency. While a little Vaseline applied to the lower nostrils on cotton bud is both soothing and protective. Wrap-around sunglasses are helpful and occasionally a face and nose mask may be necessary. Monitoring of pollen forecasts and remaining indoors during mid morning and early evening (when pollen counts peak) will help. Taking an immediate shower and change of clothing after extended outdoor exposure will reduce pollen levels transferred indoors. Additional prophylactic medication may need to be taken on days when pollen counts are excessively high. When travelling by car, be sure to close the windows and put on the air conditioner to filter out pollen. Special pollen arresting filters and ionisers in the home are expensive and often ineffective.