How do you deal with spring allergies?
A change in weather conditions can cause allergic reactions. The problem of spring allergies affects hundreds of people every year. How do you deal with the uncomfortable consequences of allergies? What are the allergens characterized by the spring?
What can cause spring allergy?
Spring is above all a time when nature wakes up to life after a winter sleep. The change of season is inseparable from the flowering of vegetation. Many trees, herbs, shrubs, and flowers begin to pollinate around this time. One of the most common means of its
transmission and propagation is, of course, the wind, which makes its presence felt more frequently with the onset of spring. Most spring allergies are caused by pollen-rich air. Hazel, alder, birch, poplar, ash and oak - their flowers are the most common cause of allergic reactions.
However, spring allergies can be caused by a number of airborne factors:
- the dust
- fungal spores
- animal hair
How do you recognize spring allergy?
In the spring, the biggest problem is inhaled allergies. Spring allergens enter the body through the nose or mouth with air. It is only a matter of time before the first symptoms of contact with the allergen appear. People with allergies complain of a irritating cough and
rhinitis, excessively stuffy nose, exaggerated watery eyes, skin changes (eg, skin redness, rash), or the development of conjunctivitis. Most of these symptoms are caused by a sharp rise in histamine levels - most allergy medications are designed to reduce the release of histamine.
What do you do to deal with spring allergies?
With a good knowledge of allergens, you can begin to try to alleviate the symptoms of spring allergies. The most effective way is, of course, to contact a specialist and conduct professional desensitization. The doctor will definitely choose the appropriate procedures and suggest the most effective ways to provide your body with the necessary support during this period.
However, it is worth remembering that you can control allergic reactions without having to visit an allergist. With a few simple steps, you can significantly reduce the risk of coming into contact with allergens, and thus reducing the risk of a harmful histamine reaction:
- Avoid areas with highly polluted vegetation
- Clean regularly to remove accumulated dust
- When driving in the spring, it is better to use the air conditioner rather than keep the windows open
- It's a good idea to shower and wash your clothes after every outing - to get rid of pollen
- Air the rooms and go out in the evening - there are far fewer allergens in the air.
- It is very useful to keep an allergy diary to write down the situations and factors that exacerbate allergic reactions, as well as writing down tips to reduce the symptoms that occur.