As the seasons change, people experience different kinds of allergic reactions. The type of seasonal allergy one gets primarily depends on biological factors that trigger the reaction and the area where you live. Pollinating plants contribute significantly towards seasonal allergies. This piece takes a closer look at these types of allergies. Some points of interest include symptoms, treatment, and avoidance. Hopefully this information will give you enough insight to help you pick the right seasonal allergy treatment.
Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies
Allergy symptoms can be tricky to distinguish. For instance, fever can exhibit symptoms that are similar to mold allergy. These are the most common symptoms to look out for:
– Itchy & watery eyes
– Stuffy/ runny nose
There are also symptoms that are less common. There are cases where people report shortness of breath and coughing. This specific information will help determine the sort of seasonal allergy treatment you should receive.
Seasonal Allergy Treatment
There are mainly two ways to treat these sorts of medical conditions: avoidance and medication.
Avoidance involves being aware that the season is changing and minimizing your chances of becoming exposed.
– Spend as little time outdoors as possible
– Put on a dust mask when you have to go outside
Knowing your allergic triggers can also help you find easier means of avoidance. For instance, when you live with people who smoke, you could ask them to use a reserved area. Cigarette smoke is commonly known to exacerbate some allergy symptoms.
Over-the-counter medication should be helpful if you are feeling unwell. The sort of medication you pick will depend on how severe your condition is. For simple disturbances such as a blocked nose, one can easily drink some menthol syrup or use a nasal spray.
You could also try natural homemade remedies. These are much safer and can cost you close to nothing. Honey is a good blend to start with. It is made up of pollen traces that could be triggering your reaction. Frequent intake of honey will make your body realize that pollen isn’t really bad for it. This will then minimize your chances of getting negative reactions.
Another effective way to deal with allergies is to visit your local medical center for an allergy shot, that is, if you are not afraid of needles.
– Change the air filter in your home
– Wash your hair frequently
– Exercise more often
All these alternative treatments may sound like a long shot, but they can contribute significantly. For instance, washing your hair frequently will help you get rid of all plant material that may have gotten stuck on your head.
Featured Image: depositphotos/coendefPosted on October 3, 2018